I don’t necessarily think that anyone should be going to prison for a Covid breach, however the army thought it was appropriate in one case for a set of soldiers and must consider whether that same set considerations are appropriate in this case.
The days of Officers and ORs being punished differently for similar offences because of their status should have passed.
You’re probably right. It didn’t come across as intended which was “nothing to see here is not an adequate response”.Really? Internal disciplinary matter unless/until serious enough to reach civilian courts. Until then, the details are really none of your business or mine.
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Oh most certainly. The guardroom, complete with cells, was just off the Old College parade square on the right corner of the historic white building. Not unusual for cadets to be told to double away to present themselves for detention. Usually a short-lived affair but it was not unknown for some to have the overnight experience.Couple questions for the older types... in the days of unit detention, did RMAS have any cells in their guardroom?
If so, did any OCdts get pokey time and then continue their training (albeit possibly backtermed)? If not, did ORs posted to RMAS who were awarded time in the greybar hotel serve their sentences in Aldershot or wherever? And if so, did any OCdts do similar time and continue training, albeit potentially backtermed?
I suspect the answers are no, no, yes and no. But might be wrong.
With the most highly polished ceiling in the Army.Oh most certainly. The guardroom, complete with cells, was just off the Old College parade square on the right corner of the historic white building. Not unusual for cadets to be told to double away to present themselves for detention. Usually a short-lived affair but it was not unknown for some to have the overnight experience.
I blame the "ex senior ranks" who are there supposedly to oversee the welfare of the cadets.
I am picking up from this thread that SUS (Soldiers Under Sentence) of 28 days or less are no longer confined in unit guardroom. Is that right ?
Oh for the days of taking over the Guardroom and signing for "the live bodies" of several miscreants. They made tea for the Guard Commander and NCO i/c Marching Reliefs throughout many a wintry German night.
The blackboard, with the names of SUS and close arrest men up there. Close arrest men deprived of belts, ties, boot laces and anything else which might be a suicidal ligature, Also the names of Confined to Barracks/RoP men who were to turn up at Last Post and Reveille dressed in best BD drill order.
The early calls book which stank of cooking fat, picked up from the Earlies cook who signed it every morning.
The Unusual Occurrences Book, which contained all the most boring, regular, repetitive events.
The Picquet Officer visiting the Guardroom and signing the Guard Report.
SUS being rifted up to the cookhouse for meals, Close Arrest men trying to keep up with loose boots and trousers falling down, straight to the front of the queue, special separated tables, gobble gobble.
Couple questions for the older types... in the days of unit detention, did RMAS have any cells in their guardroom?