Queen’s Guard arrested for ‘sexually assaulting new recruits’ in vile initiation
A Queen's Guard was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two new recruits in a twisted initiation ceremony.
Army top brass revealed a member of the Queen's elite protective squad was nabbed on suspicion of abusing the newcomers, The Sun reported.
They have also been suspended.
The pair of new recruits were on their second day in the Coldstream Guards when they were allegedly sexually assaulted by a superior with a sex toy.
The Army's oldest continuously serving regiment is stationed just a few metres from Windsor Castle, meaning the vile incident may have taken place under the nose of the Queen's residence.
A sub-grouping in the royal Household Division, its soldiers are ceremonial guards across the royal palaces as well as frontline infantry troops in their own right.
An Army source told The Sun it was the sort of behaviour which can no longer be tolerated.
They said: “The Army is under huge pressure to stamp this sort of behaviour out.
“The RAF were swift and ruthless in dealing with this sort of behaviour and had the right response.
“But the Coldstream Guards is the oldest regiment in the Army and you can’t just get rid of them overnight.”
The timing is unfortunate for the Guard, which will see its most senior member Sgt Maj Kirtland Gill face trial in 2022 for conspiracy to sell or transfer ammo and for possessing a prohibited weapon.
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