“‘Beasting’ quiz by cops and army over claims young soldiers were forced to rape each other as part of ‘initiation ceremony,’” is The Sun headline that has everyone talking. Including us.
G-d may save the queen but who is going to save the guards from each other? Two male recruits were allegedly “ordered to perform a series of degrading sex acts as part of an initiation ceremony to the Queen’s Guards.”
An article in The Sun exposes the details,
The two new recruits had completed seven months of gruelling training at Catterick, North Yorks, and had returned from a first ceremonial duty stint at the Tower of London. The punishment “beasting” took place last September.
The attack was filmed on mobile phones, and the footage is said to have spread like wildfire among jeering guardsmen at the camp. The video is too horrific to detail or show.One of the victims has suffered psychiatric problems since the incident and is set to be discharged from the Army.
A source said last night: “It was totally out of control. People should be in jail for this.”
The new recruits were ordered to strip and warned they would be mercilessly bullied if they did not.
They were then allegedly forced to carry out sex acts on each other too disgusting to describe in detail.
They were mocked for being gay, although they were forced into the acts. “It was horrific and worse than anything I have ever known in the Army,” reported the victims’ Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM).
The footage was reported to the victims’ RSM, who apparently apologised to the men. The Military Police also got involved after the rape was reported to them. A Lance Corporal is said to have been disciplined, and five other soldiers have also reportedly been punished.”
“No” means “no” regardless of gender or persuasion. But if these “acts” were between a man and a woman, I suspect they would more likely to garner some secret “atta boys” rather words like “horrific” and “disgusting.” I find that both horrific and disgusting. You?