Army Cadets 4 : Training in the 12th Field Cavalry Regiment is ridged; these troopers are expected to display the finest qualities in young military cadets. Discipline is important and needed to maintain a high standard but there are still those cadets who don’t make the grade.
Trooper Charles (Nicholas Slater) is certainly one of those and he is quickly dispatched to Sergeant Chambers for an off the record punishment.
In time honoured fashion the Sergeant will quickly have the young cadet’s bare backside matching a red coat as he lies yelping over his knee.
However this time the CO has suggested a thrashing with the birch would be an excellent follow up! In the military this can often mean a single freshly cut whippy birch branch rather than a bunch of twigs.
Trooper Charles is certainly getting his stripes but these really burn, not in the way he may have wanted.