A British Military captain has been rebuked by his superiors for breaking curfew to get pizza and returning to camp 24 minutes late whereas on the NATO frontline close to the Russian border. The Commanding Officer for the camp, Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Streatfield, had enforced a strict 9pm curfew after being angered by the late night time antics of troops in the beginning of the battle in March.
Captain James Shearer, the person in query, instructed the courtroom he did not know the curfew time – which modified to 9pm from 10:30pm in Might – had shifted, as he had been on an armoured automobile course that week.
The 31-year-old Scottish intelligence officer was fined three days’ pay after being charged at a abstract listening to by Lt Col Streatfield.
Nonetheless, Cpt Shearer, of the first Battalion The Royal Welsh, appealed this resolution.
A day-long abstract attraction happened at Bulford Navy Courtroom in Wiltshire.
Representing the Crown, Lieutenant Commander Edward Hannah stated: “On 7 Might [Cpt Shearer] was deployed at camp Tapa in Estonia on operation Cabrit.
“He knew there was a curfew in place which required him to return to camp by a stipulated time.
“Previous to Might 3 it had been 22:30, however it was modified.
“Battle group half one orders had been positioned in guardrooms, HQ and different buildings.
“On Might 7, Cpt Shearer signed out at 18:56 on the reserving out sheet.
“Cpt Shearer hadn’t returned to camp by 21:00. He returned to camp 24 minutes after curfew expired at 21:24.
“[The Army] lays its case on the 21:00 curfew being an order he breached and will have been anticipated to know.”
Giving proof, performing Main Matthew Ixer instructed the courtroom Cpt Shearer, like everybody else, had “quick access” to the orders on-line.