Lingyai said:If the senior rates could still give them a fat lip for gobbing off it might help. You set high standards and try to do the right thing but sometimes the little sods just need a slight cuffing. Shame the top brass put this form of discipline in the bracket of bullying. Whatever happened to the balls in the service? Too much crying to mummy now.
Scene: Fleetwork Trainer A1, Colingrad
Cut to cubicle 7, where a CPO is berating a Killick for making basic fleetwork cock-ups. A 4 ringer enters, and bollocking is temporarily suspended.
Capt: "So Chief, I've just witnessed first hand that mistakes are being made".
CPO: "Yes sir, standards aren't what they used to be."
Capt: "And what do you put this decline down to, Chief?"
CPO: "The fact that we're no longer allowed to do this...." Picks up ATP1 Vol II and smartly introduces book to back of killick's head.
Capt: "Oh..... well.... er.... carry on Chief."
I wasn't the CPO concerned but witnessed this incident and had great difficulty keeping a straight face!