No place for Army bully boys
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