§ 3. Lieut-Colonel Lipton
asked the Secretary of State for War what military punishment was imposed on a guardsman-in the Coldstream Guards fined at Woking magistrate's court on 2nd' December last for careless driving.
§ Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
Is it not really a scandal that after two consecutive nights of guard duty at the Bank of England this man should be expected to carry out normal day duties and, as a result, fell asleep at the wheel of a three-ton lorry? Would it not have been more appropriate for the commanding officer to have paid this fine and for this man not to have been punished twice for the same offence?
§ Major Anstruther-Gray
Would my right hon. Friend bear in mind that the officer awarding the punishment was not aware at the time that the police were to prosecute? It was, therefore, hard luck on the guardsman to be punished twice, and would not my right hon. Friend consider paying the £2 from Army funds?
|Unit||Last date on which drafts joined units before proceeding to Cyprus||Number in each draft|
|Regulars||National Service men|
|1st Bn. Highland Light Infantry||…||…||7.1.56||17||43|
|1st Bn. Wiltshire Regiment||…||…||22.11.55||2||25|
|1st Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment||…||…||14–17.12.55||10||15|
|1st Bn. Parachute Regiment||…||…||10.1.56||22||15|
|3rd Bn. Parachute Regiment||…||…||11.1.56||20||7|