Now that the Courts Martial of the Captain in charge of the Royal Artillery Display Troop is over (Except for the possible appeal) having been found guilty, the question has to be asked, if the excuse of "I didn't know anything about it" should be used by a supposedly competent officer who is in charge od a specialized but very small, troop sized unit. If he was in command of a regiment, or even a Battery that was distributed over a wide geographic area maybe, but a troop? The sentence seemes enough to let him know that he should conduct himself and his responsibilities better, and even if career delaying, it's not career stopping. The anouncement that he intends to appeal smacks of petty squirming and not the 'Stiff upper lip', 'take it on the chin' attitude that I would expect from a soldier holding the queens commission and expected to command respect in his subordinates. Is this what we expect from our officers? Comments?