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Observer: "Bullying In Armed Forces On Rise, MoD Figures Reveal"

Back in the days when the sun always shone and nobody locked their front doors, as a Junior rating there were a few attempts to bully me in the "Your the sprog you take the shite" mode. Yeah right. I do not claim to be hard. It seems to be my lot in life to see off those who think they are. I was gifted with fast right hand that Rocky Graziarno would have envied. Two senior rates hit me a P.O.TASI and a killick seaman They never tried a second time. My main strength' is even today well into my 75th year,is that I was,and am so fatally easy to underestimate.

Summary, "I do not claim to be hard but I am as hard as nails."
 

finknottle

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Back in the days when the sun always shone and nobody locked their front doors, as a Junior rating there were a few attempts to bully me in the "Your the sprog you take the shite" mode. Yeah right. I do not claim to be hard. It seems to be my lot in life to see off those who think they are. I was gifted with fast right hand that Rocky Graziarno would have envied. Two senior rates hit me a P.O.TASI and a killick seaman They never tried a second time. My main strength' is even today well into my 75th year,is that I was,and am so fatally easy to underestimate.


Wow! Best keep clear of you then jesse.

I never came across any instances of what I understand to be bullying during my service.
 
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I came across two, at RM depot, Deal.
The first was when a CPOMA gave an LMA a falsely bad assessment. The hooky wasn't likeable but he was very good at his job. I warned the Chief that his assessment was wrong, based on personality and that should it be challenged and I was asked to give my opinion I wouldn't be able to support him, the MO ditto.

The second was a Jr Marine recruit who while on the Kingsdown range was shaking so much from the cold that his aim was all over the shop. One of the troop's corporal instructors made him stand over a fire to "get warm". When he felt he was getting too hot and tried to move away the corporal made him go back and stand over the fire.
Later, the lad came to the infirmary asking for some ointment for an "itchy fork" but was loath to strip and be examined. Nevertheless I made him strip and discovered first degree burns from inside his knees to scrotum. I reported it to the MO and he to the base commandant.
By the following afternoon the Corporal had been busted and drafted, with a recommendation that he never be involved in training recruits thereafter.
 
What would the average civvy make of milling? Back in the 70s Jnr Marine troops would routinely muster in the infirmary gardens where one junior would be pitted against another and be expected to beat the crap out of each other.
 

Flagdeck

War Hero
What would the average civvy make of milling? Back in the 70s Jnr Marine troops would routinely muster in the infirmary gardens where one junior would be pitted against another and be expected to beat the crap out of each other.


Thats been going on since Roman times.....thats how they got their entertainment.....
its more civilised now....we put them on tele, compete against each other...then some 'bully' reduces them to tears...
....and its call 'reality'....so bullying is, in reality....reality......know wot I mean....innit ! :nod:
 
Thats been going on since Roman times.....thats how they got their entertainment.....
its more civilised now....we put them on tele, compete against each other...then some 'bully' reduces them to tears...
....and its call 'reality'....so bullying is, in reality....reality......know wot I mean....innit ! :nod:

It's also a way of "toughening up" and inculcating the aggression needed for an elite force to be effective. So, too, it is a way of formalising the establishment of a "pecking order" by using an authority approved method that actually short circuits unregulated bullying.
 

Flagdeck

War Hero
It's also a way of "toughening up" and inculcating the aggression needed for an elite force to be effective. So, too, it is a way of formalising the establishment of a "pecking order" by using an authority approved method that actually short circuits unregulated bullying.

Thats what I meant....I think ! :scratch:
 

sgtpepperband

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Gizmodo: "Anti-bullying ad shows the real revenge of the nerds"

I've seen many gloomy anti-bullying ads. This one uses humour and fear instead - and it may do the trick. The message: The nerds you're torturing today will probably end being your bosses tomorrow. And they won't forget any of the things you're doing to them:

[video=youtube;AqVfoZdYaDQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AqVfoZdYaDQ[/video]

I really hope it works, although I don't think that these ads have any impact on those empathy-impaired imbeciles who abuse people weaker than them. In any case, even if it's only to raise more awareness about this issue, it's refreshing to watch a social campaign using humour to bring its message across when dealing with such a delicate subject.

The ad was created by Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi for VH1.
 
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