Printer Friendly

Soldiers dismissed for failing drugs test.

THE commanding officer of an Army battalion confirmed dismissing seven soldiers after they tested positive for drugs.

Four other soldiers from the 1st Battalion of Welsh Guards and 14 soldiers from the Green Howards who also tested positive for drugs are the subject of an internal investigation which will determine whether they can remain in the Army.

Five of the Guardsmen and 11 of the Green Howards tested positive for Class A drugs, one Green Howard for Class B and the rest of the tests showed up Class C drugs.

Ben Bathurst, the commanding officer for the 1st Battalion of the Welsh Guards, said he had dismissed the soldiers after they admitted drug-taking. He said: "The reason I dismissed all seven, who admitted it straight away, is that there are no second chances
COPYRIGHT 2005 MGN Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2005 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Sep 27, 2005
Words:133
Previous Article:Greatest cape; Joy as priceless relic returns to North Wales.
Next Article:Cruel, bullying, yet funny - the intimate John Lennon.


Related Articles
ARMY FIRES DRUGS TROOPS.
ARMY AXE FOR DRUG SHAME SQUADDIES.
DRUG ABUSE IN THE ARMY COST US pounds 75m; But chiefs pledge no about turn on test blitz.
Jocks are worst in the Army for drugs.
Drug trio get boot.
FIVE QUEEN'S GUARDS AXED IN DRUG SHAME; EXCLUSIVE 3 men and 2 women test positive.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters