Irrespective of the worth or relevance of this "expose", the culmulative effect, on the day that the latest "outrage" from Basra gets maximum airtime, the drugs bust at 1 Staffords is reported upon and the reports of the last bodies repatriated through Brize still fresh in peoples' minds, will be a lessening in regard of the Army and, without making it seem inevitable (yesterday's fish and chips wrapper and all that...) a negative impact on recruiting.
It's all a complete fabrication.
That type of ironing board isn't in service anywhere at the ITC and those locker doors in the background actually close which as anyone who has ever been in a barrack room knows just isn't allowed to happen -- the MOD buys them broken.
Hope this helps,
can't see why they are moaning about duty of care in that article...
the whacker has clearly done his risk assessment. he uses the padded side of the ironing board to minimise damage, and has kindly cleared the area behind the chair, to ensure the lad will not bang his head on the way down.
he even hit him at such a precise angle that he ended up in the recovery position!
besides, the lad looks vaguely ginger... so the ironing board cover will now need replacing, otherwise all their clothes will stink of wee.
The Telegraph article is bye-lined Sean Rayment, their Defence Correspondent. This particular weasel has changed the tone of Telegraph defence reporting over the last few months to be much more negative.
I seem to remember a Para Reg officer in the late eighties by that name. Anyone know if they are one and the same?
Anybody notice the bed cover,it looks like an English Ku Klux Klan take off.No bedpacks in a training unit anymore?And anyway he can get his revenge when they deploy to the sandpit,5.56 through the back of his kneecaps should even the score!