Condolences etc but am genuinely glad that it wasn't me on Guard Commander or Orderly Officer that night!! Been there and done that many a time at Arborfield. Never used to patrol with weapons during my time though - only QRF had weapons and held in the guardroom.
Always a worry with youngsters under your command/control/care (whichever way you want to look at it). Imagine having recently administered a bollocking and then have this happen to the recipient? (assuming no one else involved obviously)
Such a tragedy. My condolences to the family. What is it that makes them do it. I guess this might also be blown out of all proportions by the media as another suspicious death of a young soldier. I think the truth is that each is a tradegy in its own right, and that people of this age group (across the country) are prone to these acts of self destruction for a variety of reasons, exams, debts, lack of friends etc. My sympathy goes out to his family and friends. Rest in peace soldier.