David also appears in Instruments of Persuasion Part 2, in which he receives the French Martinete and also a firm hand spanking.
The birch was also used on offending male youths until the mid-1960s on the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey.
Sting pictures have produced a number of excellent enactments of various judicial birchings, including the superb Guernsey Birching scene from “Instruments of Persuasion Part 2” staring Barry, images from which can be viewed below:
The old Sea Shanty asks “What shall we do with the drunken Sailor?”. However, in this instance it is a soldier, played by the ever incorrigible Tigger, who gets drunk and misses parade.
So, what shall we do with him? Make the young rascal straddle a saddle and take a good thrashing with a riding crop on his bare, tender, young backside, that is what!
This scene is from “Instruments of Persuasion II” in which Sting examines some of the less common forms of male bottom aimed Corporal Punishment
A natural blond with a handsome face and good body, Jay was ideal for the role of unlucky bad boy which he took to with relish, and obvious good nature.
One of Jay’s earliest appearances was in My Borstal Days, when in the role of Russell he took a painful bare bottom strapping from a strict headmaster. As ever with Jay when something hurts it shows in his face.
To be continued:….
Further images from the Nettle Birching can be found here
Jay has not appeared in any recent Sting movies, and may have now moved on to other things in life. However, whatever he is doing, I am sure we all wish him well, as he has given us a great deal of pleasure as one of the most delightful of the Sting Lads.