Instructor who reduced recruit to tears given MBE
AN ARMY instructor who filmed a weeping female recruit as he verbally attacked her has been cleared of bullying – and awarded the MBE.
Sergeant Martin Hunt, of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, berated her for her poor performance during bayonet training.
In shocking footage, left, watched online more than 250,000 times, he describes the tearful recruit as ‘f****** weak’. After sarcastically feigning sympathy for her distress, he tries to trick her into thinking she has passed the test – only to launch another verbal attack. Despite calls for his dismissal, Sgt
ten Hunt has been cleared after a seven-month investigation.
MoD officials have also ruled the video should not stop Sgt Hunt receiving an MBE for raising £50,000 for charities.