Brit paper, The Sun, is reporting that two new recruits of the Queen’s Guard, a Brit army regiment, were forced to rape each other while their superiors video-taped the horrific initiation. The Queen’s Guard is iconic because of their distinguishable uniforms and their job of guarding Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. MyGateway is nothing quite the portal that gives you with complete 24X7 access to our work product. Unlike the overwhelming majority of retained search firms we don’t cloak what we neutralize a shroud of secrecy, all of our executive search assignments are available online to our clients. You can go on Gateway Staffing homepage for details about gateway staffing.
The Sun broke news of the rapes that took place last September after the new recruits, 23 and 28 respectively, had completed 7 months of training and just completed their first ceremonial duty at the Tower of London. Returning from that duty, the recruits were told to shower and then join their comrades to watch a rugby match. After the game ended, the Sun reports,
The Sun on Sunday understands the new recruits were ordered to strip and warned they would be mercilessly bullied if they did not.
They were then allegedly forced to carry out sex acts on each other too disgusting to describe in detail.
What happens on the footage is disgusting.
“It was totally out of control and the older and more senior guys were obviously ordering them to do what they did.
The two guys must both have been terrified.”
“They had no choice in what they were doing, it was bullying at its absolute worst. People should be in jail for this.”
Video of the rapes were shared by the victims’ fellow guardsmen via email, WhatsApp, SnapChat and Facebook. Said The Sun’s source:
“The footage had spread like wildfire. Everyone was on their phones and pointing out the blokes it had happened to.They were mocked for being gay, although they were forced into the acts. It was horrific and worse than anything I have ever known in the Army.”
A senior official told the victims he was launching an investigation. An unnamed source said,
“The RSM [Regimental Sergeant Mahor] was rightly horrified and I think he apologised to the guys. The Military Police got involved and it was reported to them as a rape as there were guys there that could have stopped it but didn’t.”
Six soldiers have reportedly been punished and police have launched their own investigation. No word yet on the punishment. One of the victims remains with the battalion and has reportedly been the target of additional bullying. The other has gone AWOL and is expected to be discharged from the Army.
Said an Army spokesman,
“We can confirm an incident did take place and details were referred to the Royal Military Police for an initial investigation. No allegations of coercive or criminal behaviour were made. However this behaviour is unacceptable and administrative action was taken against those present, with disciplinary measures taken against one individual.”