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In the Nick
Number of posts : 973
Age : 86
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30
|Subject: In the Nick 11/1/2014, 01:09|| |
Just been having a chuckle over my Grand Uncles Military Crime Sheet as logged in his Troop, Battery and Company Defaulters Book dated 6 October 1882 - 3 November 1883.
13 Months of his service covered.
653 Private Daniel Cocklin, East Kent (The Buffs) Regiment.
Enlisted 3 October - posted to Regiment 6 October 1882
Date Offense Punishment
20 Nov1882 Absent from barracks 20 - 24 Nov Admonished
14 Dec 1882 Causing a disturbance in barrack room 10 Days CB
2 Jan 1883 Absent from parade 4 Days CB
12 Jan 1883 Drunk and creating a disturbance
in barracks 7 Days CB
17 Jan 1883 Absent fro Defaulters Parade 7 Days CB
4 Feb 1883 Drunk in street - bad language to NCO 14 Days CB
2 Mar 1883 Absent from Coal Fatigue 2 Days CB
4 April 1883 Carelessness and laughing in the ranks Admonished
24 Aug 1883 Making an improper reply to an NCO 10 Days CB
28 Aug 1883 Dirty and drunk 3 Days CB
1 Oct 1883 Speaking improperly to Commissioned
3 Nov 1883 Drunk in street (Civil Police - Civil Court) 21 Days Hard Labour
14 Dec 1883 Causing a Disturbance after Tattoo 10 Days CB
Number of posts : 230
Age : 75
Localisation : Essex UK
Cap Badge : R Sigs
Places Served : 11 Sigs Vimy 'C' Catterick Nov 1963), 224 (Radio) Sig Squadron Garrats Hey, Quorn Leics( Jan-June 1964), 16 Sigs Bradbury Barracks Krefeld July-Oct 1964), 28 (BR) Sigs St Tonis & 4 Squadron, Tongeren (Cafe Maddy) (1964-1968), HQ UNFICYP Nicosia 6 month tour (1966), HMS Jufair & Hamala Camp Bahrien, 223 Sig Sqn (Radio) Winchester, Norn Ireland, HQ Northag Kolsas Olso Norway, 11 Sigs Helles Lines Catterick, Civvy Street 1977, Retired (Grumpy Victor Meldrew 2012)
Registration date : 2012-07-15
|Subject: Re: In the Nick 11/1/2014, 11:02|| |
Ah, yes the things that soldiers (and other service people get up ). I don't come from a military background, but my dad and my Grandad were commissioned during the First War, and Second Wars. the only person who let things down a tad was little old me. A couple of offenses that lost me seniority as a Corporal - oh the shame of it. I never did any jankers but it was enough to be on Guard Duty or as a RP Corporal that I didn't want to end up in the nick as a sus.
It seems that boredom, then drink was the downfall of many a soldier. sailor and airman to go off the rails at times, and end up in the Guardroom or Military Nick. I have never gone back into my family histories to find out if there were any more who took the Kings shilling or the Queens Shilling during Victorian times - no doubt there were a few.
Number of posts : 3045
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26
|Subject: Re: In the Nick 12/1/2014, 12:33|| |
Len, my wife's grandfathers conduct sheets are a bit similar, he has a few incarcerations for AWOL. It is interesting to note that in those days, instead of having your "Nick time" added on at the end of service, you went down a snake and started again - effectively you could have served 12 months but not have any accumulated service! It couldn't have done him any harm as he finished up as RSM of the Lancashire Fusiliers!
Number of posts : 314
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Bicester-Soltau-Canada-Kineton-Paderborn-Osnabruck (Inc Gulf 1) Donnington-Civy Strasse.
Registration date : 2008-10-22
|Subject: Re: In the Nick 12/1/2014, 16:45|| |
My regimental 'rap sheet' read like a short novel, which is why at the 15 year point I was refused an LS&GC. Looking back I think I Joined to young, I was an immature headstrong 17 year old who knew it all and as a result had many regimental entries including three spells in nick, I'm talking local nick not MCTC. First with 16 Bn RAOC Bicester, then a year or so later I spent a couple of weeks in 45 Regt RA nick at Hohne, later a short spell courtesy of 2 Coldstreams at Fally. The worst was 45, they had me wearing a highly polished silver tin lid and I would often be seen carrying a bloody great shell around!
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In the Nick