Whining know all 'Col Stewart' take note,learn to find facts before opening big gob on TV because you crave the airtime etc.
Well done that Marine,says it all for what it was-horseplay.
Case put to rest hopefully.
9 December 2005
EXCLUSIVE: I WAS THAT ROOKIE KO'D BY MARINES
By Richard Smith
THE Marine kicked unconscious in a naked initiation scrap said yesterday he was NOT bullied and the man who floored him was a "good mate".
Hard man Ray Simmons, 23, said: "The bloke who kicked me in the head is one of the nicest guys in the company. He's going through hell for one mistake but we all make mistakes and I don't hold a grudge.
"It's been claimed I was the victim of ritual abuse but that's untrue. I was p****d. Nobody forced me to do anything. The idea was to go naked and make a prat of yourself. It was just a game that went too far.
"People will think loads of men getting naked is a bit gay but we don't care what others think. It's just Marine humour."
Ray's live-in lover Sarah Fitchford, 22, added: "At first I was shocked but I know it wasn't a malicious act. It was high jinks. Boys will be boys."
Yet another non-story sensationalised (sorry, 'made accessible') and served up by The Scum to its slack-jawed 'readers' as if it were newsworthy. A/c from Valley are always on training flights (it's a training unit, after all), and often visit other stations. Taking people for air experience flights is a common occurrence, and hardly front-page news, even if the pax is Prince William. Still, I suppose that as New Labour's house publication The Scum wouldn't want to miss the chance to take a pop at both the Forces and the Royal Family.
Though an 'exclusive' (of course it is, who else would care?), I see this tale is not important enough to have troubled the crayon of Tom Newton-Dung.
This is all well and good - but who the feck took the film in the first place? And WTF was he doing giving it an airing in the meeja? He needs to put in front of the nearest kangeroo court immediatly and have his 'nads squished firmly in a vice whilst having a broom stick covered in boot polish shoved up his bum!