Cuts

Another thread talking about a different kind of 'cut' made me remember this.

Anyone here get the cuts at Ganges?

Anyone remember donning the blue PT shorts, without pussers issue kacks... being stetched over the back of a hard-backed chair, and held down by a couple of RPO's while the jaunty whipped you across the arse with a thin cane?

He made you wait between strokes too. You couldn't time them. They weren't equally delivered. I wouldn't cry out. I wouldn't let them have that satisfaction. I just gritted my teeth... and wished I hadn't sewn my name in the shorts across a cheek.

Rumour had it that if he drew blood or crossed a stripe you would get a shilling's compensation. Unluckily my six were beautifully spaced..... like tram-lines.

It had the advantage that I had the rest of the day off to recover.

I had to show the scars to the rest of the messdeck who were suitably impressed...... and no-one else went over the wall... as I had.
 
Canaldrifter said:
Another thread talking about a different kind of 'cut' made me remember this.

Anyone here get the cuts at Ganges?

Anyone remember donning the blue PT shorts, without pussers issue kacks... being stetched over the back of a hard-backed chair, and held down by a couple of RPO's while the jaunty whipped you across the arse with a thin cane?

He made you wait between strokes too. You couldn't time them. They weren't equally delivered. I wouldn't cry out. I wouldn't let them have that satisfaction. I just gritted my teeth... and wished I hadn't sewn my name in the shorts across a cheek.

Rumour had it that if he drew blood or crossed a stripe you would get a shilling's compensation. Unluckily my six were beautifully spaced..... like tram-lines.

It had the advantage that I had the rest of the day off to recover.

I had to show the scars to the rest of the messdeck who were suitably impressed...... and no-one else went over the wall... as I had.

Remember those pregnant wrens getting £300K compensation... I see they broke Parliamentary guidelines on how you poor sods should be flogged!

Why did you do a bunk? I though everyone loved the place? :twisted: Did you know there was even a Debate in the Commons after one lad was SNLR'd and his parents complained to their MP about it - he loved Ganges so much! :roll: :? :? :? :lol:
 
Canaldrifter said:
Another thread talking about a different kind of 'cut' made me remember this.

Anyone here get the cuts at Ganges?

Anyone remember donning the blue PT shorts, without pussers issue kacks... being stetched over the back of a hard-backed chair, and held down by a couple of RPO's while the jaunty whipped you across the arse with a thin cane. He made you wait between strokes too. You couldn't time them. They weren't equally delivered. I wouldn't cry out. I wouldn't let them have that satisfaction. I just gritted my teeth... and wished I hadn't sewn my name in the shorts across a cheek.

Rumour had it that if he drew blood or crossed a stripe you would get a shilling's compensation. Unluckily my six were beautifully spaced..... like tram-lines.

It had the advantage that I had the rest of the day off to recover.

I had to show the scars to the rest of the messdeck who were suitably impressed...... and no-one else went over the wall... as I had.

Also to 'whitmouse' the instrument used was a birch rod much heavier than a hollow cane and hurt a damm sight more. No not me, I was expecting 6 cuts(ie. strokes) but instead was dis-rated from Junior Seaman 1st Class to J/S " 2nd class for a period of 14 days. But not before the Reg staff had told me all about the cuts, normally 6 strokes. My offence "that J/S **** P/****** did insult CPO Garnham PJX/****** prejudicial to good order and conduct etc.

In my year I never knew of any Junior being assaulted either violently or sexually by any instructor. Bunny hopping up and down Faith Hope and Charity, dragging a field gun up and down Laundry Hill, doubling around the parade ground with a Lee Enfield 303 held outstretched at arms length was seen as normal. But then in 61 we were 'ARD!.

Nuttty
 
Nutty said:
Also to 'whitmouse' the instrument used was a birch rod much heavier than a hollow cane and hurt a damm sight more. No not me, I was expecting 6 cuts(ie. strokes) but instead was dis-rated from Junior Seaman 1st Class to J/S " 2nd class for a period of 14 days. But not before the Reg staff had told me all about the cuts, normally 6 strokes. My offence "that J/S **** P/****** did insult CPO Garnham PJX/****** prejudicial to good order and conduct etc.

In my year I never knew of any Junior being assaulted either violently or sexually by any instructor. Bunny hopping up and down Faith Hope and Charity, dragging a field gun up and down Laundry Hill, doubling around the parade ground with a Lee Enfield 303 held outstretched at arms length was seen as normal. But then in 61 we were 'ARD!.

Nuttty

That must be lampswinging Nutty. Birch!!!!! :pale:

'ARD.... Nooooo, surely not in the flower-power 60s!!! :toothy4:
 
slim said:
Please can we bring it back to the civilian juvenile courts?

Certainly NOT!!! I find adults hitting children distasteful. I have no problem with adults hitting other adults though. Perhaps it could be used on MPs who piss off their constituents... oh yes and Admirals!!! :biggrin: ...I bet we'd see a rapid reduction in THEIR number if they got flogged for not standing up for their matelots when in discussions with Ministers!
 
Also to 'whitmouse' the instrument used was a birch rod much heavier than a hollow cane and hurt a damm sight more.

Not my recollection at all. Such a rod would surely bruise, not cut. Why were they called 'cuts'?

Maybe each jaunty had his own favourite weapon?
 
Canaldrifter, I think that you will find that what the softies meant at the G Spot, were Vanilla Cuts, they liked their cakes. :w00t:
 
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