I'm sorry but i find this discusting. I have no experience of the respirator drills but this cant be right. I know that its unpleasant for the recruits when they do it and its done for a reason but surely of all the training this was the one area that was most at risk of abuse. http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006220184,00.html Please people who have gone through these drills reassure me in particularly that this is the normal proceedure for the drill. The army will suffer big time from this. The odd bit of physical/sexual abuse may be over seen in a couple of months, but having recruits attacked by CS gas is another. Sorry just my view.