I heard yesterday that Amnesty Internatonal (great friends of the British Army!) are calling for an inquiry into all the non-combat deaths - in - service since 1990. This is on the back of the Deepcut controversy. It's being supported by many MP's spearheaded by that well known republican sympathiser Kevin McNamara (Lab. Hull N.) While sympathasing with the families of the four RLC trainees involved I have to say I'm getting increasingly pissed off with the way the media are treating this. To listen to these ignorant tossers you'd think Deepcut was the Foreign Legion training regiment at Sidi bel Abbes in 1950 or an SS punishment battalion in Russia c.1942 !!! There's much talk of conspiracies and cover-ups despite the fact that no one can think of what the conspiracies might amount to or to what purpose they aspire,or who is conducting the cover-ups! Some woman was allowed to get away with saying that the Army does what it likes as far as enquiries go and destroys evidence. Is nobody in the MOD prepared to stand up for the good name of the Army and point out that all deaths in suspicious or unusual circumstances have to be investigated by the Civil Police and a Coroner!! You'd think somebody might have the balls to point out to these people that in the four years during which these four deaths occurred the normal rotation of staff at Deepcut would have seen least two CO's, 2i/c's, Adjutants,Training Officers,RSM's,Cheif Clerks etc etc. not to mention God knows how many assorted WO's SNCO's and J/NCO's and private soldiers . Makes a conspiracy or a cover -up somewhat unlikely don't you think? Unless of course it's so huge and all pervading that the whole of the RLC is in on it. Again, why doesn't somebody stand up and point out how utterly ridiculous this is?. I'm sure that the sensitivities of the families are beig considered here but enough is enough, this kind of thing can and will do irreparable damage to the Army if left unchallenged and recruiting is piss-poor as it is!