No place for Army bully boys

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - Letters -

It is right that the Army in­struc­tor who was filmed reducing a fe­male re­cruit to tears should face a court mar­tial. Tough train­ing is fine, but seem­ingly tak­ing de­light in caus­ing dis­tress isn’t. J. Benn, Lon­don Last week you ran two ar­ti­cles about young women – one a sol­dier, the other a po­lice of­fi­cer – who had wit­nessed ex­tremes in their jobs. The sol­dier’s Army in­struc­tor is fac­ing a court mar­tial for reducing her to tears, and the po­lice of­fi­cer wants £200,000 com­pen­sa­tion for what she had to wit­ness dur­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

I was in the Army in the 1970s and was shouted at, called names and made to do ex­tra work for not be­ing on the ball. It tough­ened me up. Linda Whit­tall, Cot­ting­ham, East York­shire

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