Discipline is maintained at TS Morsus in much the same way as other naval training ship establishments. The cadets know that a traditional approach, much favoured by the Captain Headmaster, keeps their all important training records clean before moving to the senior service.
Boy Seaman Ray Harris (Johnny Hayward) has over stepped the mark and got himself hauled up before the Captain. His disciplinary record is very poor and his constant returning from leave late has reached breaking point. He needs a swift taste of the ropes end, the modern version of that being cuts. This is the naval term for a good caning.
Sentenced by the Captain young Harris is stripping of his shorts and being ordered to mount the horse. Caning is usually done in the gym or gym store with the miscreant bent over a vaulting horse, bare breach. Breach being the naval term for bottom.
The well oiled and pliable naval rattan canes deliver burning stripes which the CPO (Marco) lays on with well-timed accuracy. Bent right over the horse Harris can only count through the punishment in his mind, bearing the scorching strokes till the end. He tries not to squirm or cry out; this sort of courage is expected of a young naval trainee on his way to adulthood and service with the navy proper.
Later that evening Harris receives an unexpected visit from his training NCO. Still annoyed that one of his cadets let the Division down he now intends to administer his own form of justice
The boy is ordered to remove his pyjamas. Now naked, he is taken over the knee. This strapping young boy seaman is to be given a good bare bottom spanking. This over the cane cuts received earlier is going to burn like hell fire!