In­struc­tor who re­duced re­cruit to tears given MBE

The Mail on Sunday - - News - By Mark Ni­col

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.

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