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His rank may have been the decider on that one Smudge. Bit of a daft thing for a WO or SNCO to be doing. But the naked bar thing? F*ck I've seen worse conduct from Officers and they were never Courts Martialled.
There's a couple of lessons there though for everyone.
1. If you're going to f*ck about when your pished....don't be stupid enough to get photographed.
2. Ask yourself why that bloke is aiming his mobile phone at you? Does he get off on naked squaddies or is he keeping the image for a rainy day?
3. Never employ the clerk behind the bar and if he's this side of the bar... make sure he's out by 10.
4. Always have a written record the clerk's vehicle details.
5. Always maintain a good liason with HM Revenue & Customs.
6. Always ensure that on posting his recieving unit know what a low life untrustworthy c*nt he is.
It is all back to that stunning hypocrisy that is military justice. By pure theory naked bars are all gross misconduct of an indecent kind and indecent exposure.
When applied to this case that little gem seems to have been ignored or most of the army would need to be Court Martialed for this offence. So what happens is that the system becomes vindictive and tends to apply the disciplinary action only to those who have offended the CoC's sense of outrage, when the only sin here is the photograph appearing in the paper. So Warrant Officer and female JNCO both fall into the very very naughty box whereas the others were just a little bit naughty.
A very similar thing happened some time ago when the outraged puritans commenced a witch hunt across the whole of Germany due to strippers appearing at unit functions, the investigation terminating when it was revealed that a certain officer's mess had both been entertained and then had entertained the ladies in question. Moral outrage can only go so far up the rank structure.
I am sure that within the investigation and prosecution there are those that have derived sexual stimulation from this process and the exposure of the 'sex act'.
The money wasted on this would have been far better spent redecorating the Corporals Mess.
Wasn't the whole of the STC CoC in the front row when those 'exotic dancers' were 'gittin dahn and doin' deh ting'! at the Normandy Barracks Warrant Officer's and Sergeant's Mess, Sennelager......and the local SIB Detachment sat close behind? I think it has to be mentioned though,that said 'exoitc dancers' got a tad more 'exotic' than they were contracted in for.
But that saga was also exposed by The Sun, the paper which supports 'Our Boys' and which has for the past 15 years been intent upon killing off the very act of letting your hair down in the Army and having any manner of work hard, play hard post tour fun.
The very same paper which used to show 16 year olds getting their tits out on page 3. Ah well, it supports 'Our Boys' so that's all that counts.
I reckon the Sun give 'the boys' fairly good support on the whole, but you have to remember to civilian eyes what went on in that mess on that night was outrageous, 2 people having oral S*x infront of their work colleagues is not acceptable behaviour in civilian organisations. If we want to be treated with respect and considered professionals then maybe next time we are getting ratarrsed on MOD property in MOD uniforms we remember that. Im all for 'work hard play hard' but there are boundries when in uniform and we need to act within reason. It grips my sh*t that while the incredible work of the troops in the sandpit is largely ignored, these idiots grab the headlines and tarnish the Army's name.
Having said all that, i agree, the C*nt with the camera needs to be taught a lesson he wont forget in a hurry.