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Interesting court martial on the horizon, General in the dock.

diverman

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Yet another court martial, but this time a Lt Col has gone down for sexual assault and has been hoofed through the door. The husband doesn't come out of it too well either as a husband.

 
Yet another court martial, but this time a Lt Col has gone down for sexual assault and has been hoofed through the door. The husband doesn't come out of it too well either as a husband.


And the wife comes across as being a bit frigid.
 

diverman

LE
Book Reviewer
And the wife comes across as being a bit frigid.
Considering when it happened her child was in intensive care and her husband did not report the assault to the CoC, I'm not surprised that the wife was a 'bit annoyed' with her husband. If your wife was in the same situation, what would you do?
 
Considering when it happened her child was in intensive care and her husband did not report the assault to the CoC, I'm not surprised that the wife was a 'bit annoyed' with her husband. If your wife was in the same situation, what would you do?
I concur, but at the same time I can understand the husband being too frightened to do the right thing.

With all the other stuff going on, how would you fancy being scared of losing your career?

That would maybe explain why the offender chose this particular opportunity to concede to his hankering.

The creep.
 
I concur, but at the same time I can understand the husband being too frightened to do the right thing.

With all the other stuff going on, how would you fancy being scared of losing your career?

That would maybe explain why the offender chose this particular opportunity to concede to his hankering.

The creep.

Pretty sure if someone sexually assaulted my wife when I was serving, I'd have made an effort to kick his **** in regardless of his rank.
I've no doubt the husband of the victim is the type to harp on about moral courage and value and standards, the cowardly shitcunt.
If he wouldn't stand up for his wife because he was scared of losing his career he would never dare stand up for his subordinates.
 

diverman

LE
Book Reviewer
Pretty sure if someone sexually assaulted my wife when I was serving, I'd have made an effort to kick his **** in regardless of his rank.
I've no doubt the husband of the victim is the type to harp on about moral courage and value and standards, the cowardly shitcunt.
If he wouldn't stand up for his wife because he was scared of losing his career he would never dare stand up for his subordinates.
I agree totally with your points. The other question has he done this to other wives and its been covered up or not been reported or as you say people put career before everything else. Maaybe it has and now he's on the outside he may one day trip over a raised kerb and injure himself.
 
Yet another court martial, but this time a Lt Col has gone down for sexual assault and has been hoofed through the door. The husband doesn't come out of it too well either as a husband.

At the age of 59 he wasn't going to be in the army for much longer anyway. Isn't the retirement age 60 now?
 
The REME Lt Col.

Was he REME? I didn't see that mentioned in the article anywhere. I appreciate he was at a REME establishment but could have been another badge.

On the matter of his dismissal and considering the nature of the offence that seems to be the right outcome to me. Going around groping the other half of a subordinate (in any location or circumstances let alone as they were in this case) has to be endex.

The husband of the victim did not do too well either and if he is in the doghouse with her then he too has got his just desserts.
 
The husband of the victim did not do too well either and if he is in the doghouse with her then he too has got his just desserts.
And inadvertently revealed the lengths Officers will go to in order to secure their next OJAR.
 
Was he REME? I didn't see that mentioned in the article anywhere. I appreciate he was at a REME establishment but could have been another badge.

On the matter of his dismissal and considering the nature of the offence that seems to be the right outcome to me. Going around groping the other half of a subordinate (in any location or circumstances let alone as they were in this case) has to be endex.

The husband of the victim did not do too well either and if he is in the doghouse with her then he too has got his just desserts.
I don’t see how it’s a service matter, it wasn’t on MOD property? If he says it didn’t happen, and there’s no witnesses surely he’s better off fighting it in a real court going for a not guilty?
 
The husband of the victim did not do too well either and if he is in the doghouse with her then he too has got his just desserts.
Apparently he carried on working for the Lt Col for months after the event, before it all imploded.
Sod that. I would have been reporting him at the first opportunity and fully expecting the Chain of Command to assign the alleged groper an alternative PID, well away from it all, pending a full investigation.
The fact he allowed the situation to fester for months and didn’t do the right thing by his wife (and son), says it all for me. Presumably, the Lt Col was his 1RO, so how could he hang on, hoping for a decent OJAR, knowing what his boss had done? Unbelievable.
 
I don’t see how it’s a service matter, it wasn’t on MOD property? If he says it didn’t happen, and there’s no witnesses surely he’s better off fighting it in a real court going for a not guilty?

Well I guess it must have been considered a service matter for it to go to CM. Without having heard the testimony and evidence at the proceedings I don't know how solid the conviction is so hard to say on the idea of how well it might have gone in civ div court.
 
I don’t see how it’s a service matter, it wasn’t on MOD property? If he says it didn’t happen, and there’s no witnesses surely he’s better off fighting it in a real court going for a not guilty?
  • Both parties are subject to service law.
  • The defendant does’t get to choose which court (CM/Crown) to be tried in
  • The matter was initially reported to CivPlod.
  • The Court Martial is a standing court with equal status to the Crown Court service. It is presided over by a civilian judge (albeit known as a Judge Advocate) and is subject to the same oversight as the Crown Court system.
His wife later reported it to a Captain at a military Christmas party and reported it to civilian police in April 2019.
 
Totally believable. Try reporting a toxic leader and watch everyone clam up.

Slightly off thread, but relevant:-

Back in the mists of time, 1975, a certain troop sergeant in a KAPE team on tour in Cambridge ( Burma star week) was caught in the digs giving it to a WRAC , by me and my oppo. Nothing was said, however, a week or so later, we were all lined up outside the Troop lines, and asked by the Troop Officer" If anybody knows anything about what happened in cambridge with Sgt G****** and a WRAC i need to know, now" To a man, not one of us said anything. Within a few days he was posted out.......He died in 1977 in BAOR..
 

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