Lt Col Mark Smyth REME / aka Lt Col Mark Radway

#2
Amen brother. Sounds like the classic case of someone who will inevitably go on to commit more serious offences. Then people will say "why did no one do anything?" If this was a Lance Jack or something would they have been so lenient?
 
#3
Just read about him on Page 9 of the Bristol Evening Post it states he is still serving ?
 
#4
Just read about him on Page 9 of the Bristol Evening Post it states he is still serving ?
I understand from the other thread that he is suspended rather than sacked.

I didn't know HMF did "suspended"
 

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#5
I understand from the other thread that he is suspended rather than sacked.

I didn't know HMF did "suspended"
A soldier at my last unit was under investigation for the same crime. He was suspended on full pay for about 2 years whilst the investigation was ongoing.
 
#6
I understand from the other thread that he is suspended rather than sacked.

I didn't know HMF did "suspended"
Per QRs, an officer or soldier can be suspended from duty during the investigation of an alleged offence or any other matter, where that is in the interests of the service or the individual.
 
#7
Per QRs, an officer or soldier can be suspended from duty during the investigation of an alleged offence or any other matter, where that is in the interests of the service or the individual.
Or to allow sufficient time for the individual concerned to realise that suicide may at least salvage some reputation.
 
#8
A soldier at my last unit was under investigation for the same crime. He was suspended on full pay for about 2 years whilst the investigation was ongoing.
I hope he would have to pay it back with interest if found guilty. In fact they should have to pay back their entire careers pay and training costs.
 
#10
He's been caught at it again, just got 30 months according to local press. Will just get a link....


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Sparks - Seriously??? I guess my testimonial from him isn't worth the paper it's written on then.
 
#12
What an utter Bastard.
 
#15
BBC News - Lt Col Mark Smyth jailed for indecent pictures at beach

******* hell. What a ******* disaster of an officer he is. Or was.

PS I've asked already but does anybody know what I can do with a testimonial signed by him? Flushing it down the bog sounds about right, given the good it'll do.
Chuck it in the bin. If you use that as a testimonial in support of a job application and your prospective employer checks him out what do you think that makes you in his eyes?

Bin it and put it down to experience.
 
#17
A quote from the BBC piece:

''The commanding officer in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers claimed he started filming children as young as 18 months for an "adrenaline rush".

The judge jailed him for two-and-a-half-years and said: "Surely an army officer has other outlets for adrenaline."

Smyth will now lose his military career and pension.

The judge told him: "You are not the usual inadequate, pathetic individual who comes before the court on this sort of charge.

"You are an extremely intelligent man who achieved a rank of lieutenant colonel, a privilege obtained by very few.''

A perceptive man, that judge!
 
#18
It turns out that I live about 5 miles away from this sod and I had absolutely no idea that I did. His original court case obviously didn't hit the local headlines at the time. I also have a small daughter and she and her friends will now be well aware when he is released. 15 months, is it ?
 
#19
I live in Pembrokeshire - lovely beaches packed with holidaymakers having a good time in the summer. Sad to think there are nonces like him there too. I'm sure his new friends will make him welcome!
 
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