Sandhurst waterboarding scandal

Just in general.. Officer Cadets who get injured or have some other reason for being temporarily with drawn from training (depending on their circumstances) do a programme including PT, academics, phase 1 training until they are ready to go back into the CC. Years ago, at least, you would bump into a few people who had been in uniform for 24 months plus doing various officer pipeline, remedial PT, rehab programmes etc with at least 6 months to go at best before commissioning.
Indeed. I fractured my leg on my first RoCo and was sent home with the instruction "do some PT as soon as that pot comes off, we'll see you on Day 1 of the next course..."
 

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Just in general.. Officer Cadets who get injured or have some other reason for being temporarily with drawn from training (depending on their circumstances) do a programme including PT, academics, phase 1 training until they are ready to go back into the CC. Years ago, at least, you would bump into a few people who had been in uniform for 24 months plus doing various officer pipeline, remedial PT, rehab programmes etc with at least 6 months to go at best before commissioning.
Lucknow Platoon still exists. I spent a term there myself. At the time we had cadets who had been there for over a year, although I've since been told that there's now a one term maximum and everyone with longer term problems deals with them at home. No idea how true that is though.
 
Lucknow Platoon still exists. I spent a term there myself. At the time we had cadets who had been there for over a year, although I've since been told that there's now a one term maximum and everyone with longer term problems deals with them at home. No idea how true that is though.
After 1981, presumably?
 
Yes, by a couple decades. I'm not sure when Lucknow platoon started but the attempt to limit it to a single term is from the last couple of years.
Makes sense. As I said, in my case i was simply sent home on medical leave. But that was in the dim and distant past. Doesn't explain what's happened to these people.

I can see that a guilty verdict would end their military career, but at what point do they have a case that punishment exceeds the crime? What happens if they are found not guilty?

I mean, it's not as if the Army legal system has ever messed up...
 

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What happens if they are found not guilty?
We're assuming that they've been taken off the course until now. I haven't seen that written in the media reports (although I may well have missed it). It's possible they just cracked on in different platoons awaiting trial.
 
We're assuming that they've been taken off the course until now. I haven't seen that written in the media reports (although I may well have missed it). It's possible they just cracked on in different platoons awaiting trial.
Indeed. Personally I found RMAS stressful enough without a court martial case threatening me...but wouldn't they have finished by now?
 

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