THURSDAY 29/12/2005 Soldier fined Â£600 at Belfast court. A Scottish soldier was compared to Rambo in a Belfast court today after he admitted buying himself extra weapons. Private Garry McGeachie, 21, from Stranraer in Scotland, had a veritable arsenal as he headed home on leave, said Magistrate Desmond Perry. "What we have here is some sort of Rambo-type person," added Mr Perry. McGeachie, of the 1st. Batt., King`s Own Scottish Borderers, stationed at Lisanelly Barracks, Omagh, Co Tyrone, pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing a Walther CP60 gas-operated pistol and two offensive weapons - an extendable baton and a Kubaton with a concealed stiletto blade. The weapons were discovered when McGeachie`s baggage was going through an x-ray machine at Belfast docks as he was boarding the Stranraer ferry. A prosecuting lawyer told Belfast Magistrates Court: "He was asked if he was carrying any weapons and he said they were only a toy." Police were called and McGeachie told them he bought the weapons along with a CO2 gas cannister and handcuffs in an army surplus store for Â£120. Defence solicitor Paul Colhoun said: "He clearly enjoys what he does for a profession and it is somewhat similar to a surgeon carrying his operating knives." Mr Colhoun added: "There is a long tradition of soldiers feeling they are not effectively equipped by Her Majesty`s government. "Perhaps he has taken it a bit further by acquiring some items which are prohibited in Northern Ireland. "He has met the charges with a considerable degree of embarrassment." Mr Colhoun handed up references from senior officers and said: "These testimonials put the matter in a better context." The prosecuting lawyer said the charges carried a maximum penalty of one year in jail or a fine of Â£1,000. Mr Perry told McGeachie: "You are a young man who is clearly highly thought of in the army. But you should have known that you cannot carry this type of weaponry around with you and I am making a order for their destruction." He said a prison sentence might result in McGeachie being dismissed from the army and instead fined him Â£600. Source: UTV News.