Author Topic: Fmr MCpl Patrik Mathews - facing U.S. federal charges/alleged white supremacist  (Read 26630 times)

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Offline Blackadder1916

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That's quick was that Reg or Res Force?

Regular Force.  1 Field Ambulance.

The individual in question had previously been suspected/accused/denounced (hell, everyone knew thought he had done it) of thieving from other pers when we were on ex in Wainwright, but the manner in which NCOs "arranged" to find evidence precluded having him charged.  The RSM held a parade and, without specifically naming any individual, instructed the gathered troops that he considered such thieves to be the lowest form of life and if NCOs could not properly perform their duty as disciplinarians, then all he wanted to know was where to find the body.  His later charge and detention was unrelated (honestly!) to his previous suspected behaviour.
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We did an overnighter in Gagetown.

Court Martial concluded in the morning; I got a phone call right afterwards to email over an e-copy of his clothing docs to CTC so they could do a 100% kit check and they advised they'd have him at my office for 1430hrs next day to out-clear. They emailed me a list of everything he was missing and I prepped the Stores Loss Report for his out clearance. I took back his kit and signed his PLCC and handed it to the clerk that was accompanying the escorts. She took away his ID card and headed back to CTC with that and his signed MLR and his escorts took him to the Main gate. Done. Just like that. Quite a few sections jumped to make that one happen so quick.
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We did an overnighter in Gagetown.

Court Martial concluded in the morning; I got a phone call right afterwards to email over an e-copy of his clothing docs to CTC so they could do a 100% kit check and they advised they'd have him at my office for 1430hrs next day to out-clear. They emailed me a list of everything he was missing and I prepped the Stores Loss Report for his out clearance. I took back his kit and signed his PLCC and handed it to the clerk that was accompanying the escorts. She took away his ID card and headed back to CTC with that and his signed MLR and his escorts took him to the Main gate. Done. Just like that. Quite a few sections jumped to make that one happen so quick.

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I’ve seen one done in under five days.

Wow - eight hours. Good job.
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A bit off the track, but Gunner lore from the 50s had a certain Lieutenant Colonel EMD Leslie (son of Andy McNaughton and father of Andy Leslie) actually resurrect the old British Army practice of drumming a soldier out of the service. This apparently took place when he was CO of 1 RCHA (and not during the regiment's tour in Korea), and resulted in him receiving a stern talking to from someone of the red-tabbed variety.

Drumming out was reserved for serious offenders, and had the culprit slow marched to a drum roll, or maybe the "Rogue's  March", through the ranks to the barrack gate. Here the youngest soldier in the regiment would administer a kick to his butt to expel him from HM's service.