Yes , the BBC report doesn't make it clear.
It describes the cadet "force", but references to dishonourable discharge etc
would suggest it may refer to the officer cadets at the defence force academy
When I was in the cadets while at school, there was no enlistment status from
which to be discharged, dishonourably or otherwise. And the leadership were
teachers at our school, and frankly wouldn't have been game to inflict anything
beyond a self-conscious sternness, much less public perversity.
The Australian Defence Force Academy, on the other hand has long been a
hotbed of beasting and abuse the like of which hasn't been seen since Caligula,
and that's just the instances that get out in the press. Gawd knows what goes on
that remains under wraps.
What is RMC Duntroon's reputation like?
Australia abuse inquiry hears of army cadet rape - BBC News
Does not say boys or girls, bit bloody weird though
Well, there seems to be some sort of squalid scandal erupt there every year or so.
Usually the male cadets monstering the females with sex-pestism or secret cameras
in showers or some such. Every such incident results in howls of denunciation from
the usual quarters. This latest (and we're assuming it's ADFA) revelation of historical
low acts should come as absolutely no surprise.
One of the lads on my last ship was a born again Christian who was forty but came across as an 18 year old. Nice guy. The lads planned to take him to the dubai whore houses and get them to make him a man. LolMore of the report here in ummm graphic detail
Royal commission: Defence force recruits forced to rape each other, inquiry told
The funny bit of the article is the cook who wazzed off into mash potatos destined officer...
The non funny bit is the recruits were told to suck it up and be a man...
Then again if you look at our Matelots and how they turned boys into men, one story was a divisional CPO in the 50s found out a young lad was inexperienced. He promtly frogged marched him to the nearest house of ill repute when destroyer/frigate/aircraft carrier docked in foreign port.
One of the lads on my last ship was a born again Christian who was forty but came across as an 18 year old. Nice guy. The lads planned to take him to the dubai whore houses and get them to make him a man. Lol
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