There is a lad in our Bty, that while serving in Iraq was wounded during an I.E.D. attack, he suffered shrapnel wounds to his neck and has since been downgraded (p7) This morning while at work he was informed that he was to deploy on an excercise in warminster on Monday, upon informing/reminding his BSM that he was unable to do so, he was instructed to prove it, so he went to the medical centre to get a copy of his sick chit (i believe he had lost his original copy or it was his date of review) upon providing his BSM with his sick chit, that stated he was still p7 downgraded and that if he was to deploy on excercise he was to do so only in a echelon role (working with the stores personel) please note that he is a gunner and usually works on the AS90, the BSM then said to him "well good because thats where you are going you prick" indicating that because he couldnt deploy he was to be posted out of the Bty (that he has been with since joining the Regiment) to HQ, and all because of the fact that he was involved in an I.E.D whilst performing his duty, which as im sure you can appreciate is an occurance that he never asked for nor wanted Is it right that a soldier should be treated in this way because of an incident that he had absolutly no control over. I can almost understand the need to find him a job within the regiment so that he can be of use to the Regiment (so to speak) but surely there is a proper way of going about it, rather than making the lad feel as tho he is being chasticed all because he was injured (and i state once again this was an incident that was completely out of his control) I know we live and work in what can sometimes be a hard enviroment, but surely there is a way of handling this type of situation. I ask you would you tolerate this kind of behaviour? especially from your seniors who should in all respects should be looking out for the welfare of the young soldiers under thier command, it seems to me, in this instance this isnt the case, there is a number of various instances i could mention but this one in particular has really made my blood boil and has prompted me to ask the question WOULD YOU TOLERATE THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOUR? Copied from blogs (original entry) - post comments here.