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    This is a bit of an odd request, but I'm currently working on a film script and am struggling with something for my central character who is an RAF Wing Commander.

    For reasons I won't go into, I need him to have been (or be close to) discharged following a court martial. However, it has to be for a reason which not only leaves him extremely bitter, but with no pension.

    I don't want anything sexual or female related because we have to like this guy and be rooting for him right through to the end.

    Any suggestions?

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    How about

    1) Bouncing a cheque
    2) Dangerous and or Low Level Flying - Possibly involving death or injury to third party (may be passenger or on ground)

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    How about

    1) Bouncing a cheque
    2) Dangerous and or Low Level Flying - Possibly involving death or injury to third party (may be passenger or on ground)

    1) Doesn't fit what I need.
    2) Interesting....

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    Might depend on which period your tale is set (Pre-WW2, WW2, Cold War, Current, etc). Courts Martial might tend to look upon the same 'offence' in a totally different light depending on the period.
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    Good point. It's set very much in the present.

    An element of feeling wronged and seeking revenge would also be useful.

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    Should you be so inclined, you can examine the Royal Air Force Courts Martial Registers at Kew (AIR 21). These will list a number of Wing Commanders, and many other officers, who were subject to CM proceedings. You can take your pick from the examples in there.
    In fond memory of Corporal James Oakland AGC (RMP), killed in action in Afghanistan on 22 October 2009. Exemplo Ducemus.

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    If it's in the present then things like "bullying", "harassment", "denial of human rights", etc, etc (and all the other 'modern' politically correct nausea) are likely to be in the CM 'frame'! Not many Wg Cdrs do a lot of flying (Dangerous, or Low!) these days. Their flying is mainly of the "Mahogany Bomber" type!!!
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    I like your thinking.

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    Can you still get CM for Drink Driving ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    Can you still get CM for Drink Driving ?
    No idea. But it needs to be something more interesting than that.

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