I shall endeavour to protect his identity, but my One Up is having his Dining Out from my unit at the beginning of July. I am to do his leaving speech at the dinner. Whilst I have a ton of information/ammunition, there is one particular story that I am hoping to back up with fact - as follows: During Op TELIC 1, my One Up had a very annoying propensity to steal other people's rations. We are not talking the odd chocolate bar here, we are talking 3 or 4 MREs at a time. We were resupp'd every four days, so therefore there would be a pile stored at the beginning of this cycle. He would help himself on an ad hoc basis and consume said rations immediately. He did not hoard them. He was gently put in check when people were complaining of hunger and his habit abaited slightly- but not all together. So, here is the crux of my message. Having scoured Queens Regs and the Army Act 1955 and looked on the internet, I still cannot find any sections/chapters pertaining to members of the British Army stealing another person's rations. It is common belief though that in the 'olden days' this crime was punishable by death. It is this evidence that I am particularly after. I do not wish to put him under the axe or in front of a firing squad! but I do wish to have something official (even outdated) by which to kangaroo court him and allow the Dining Out attendees to sentence him accordingly. I would be much obliged if anyone could provide me with some steerage or even current or old official Regs that may suitable ammunition/material for this purpose. I thank you for your time.