You cant blame me! I was there the year before. I hated that sh!thole with a vengeance. I was SATO and OC Ord Coy and only the presence of the Argylls (and accompanying Thunderflash post-EX incident) and the R Irish who had an excellent OC and a quite outstanding example of what a CSM should be kept, me slightly sane.After some quiet reflection I mellowed from indeed wishing to see No1 FP administered, to something far more gruesome.
Stand to in a fire trench on Christmas morning, followed by crawling over the training area to fetch kit not up to standard and hoofed after inspection is the stuff of nightmares.
Proper character building.
Following a large scale episode of high spirits in MPA in 1988, during which some or most of the furniture was the subject of a bit of rearranging, and when someone may have been given a slap, 59 Commando RE, the main protagonists, were banished from the accom blocks and had to live in the field for a substantial period of their (winter) FI tour.
The SSM was immediately sent home and the OC's career became less than stellar.
NCOs were busted and juniors suffered the ultimate sanction of being posted out after the tour.