QUEEN’S GUARD ARRESTED FOR ‘SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TWO NEW RECRUITS’ JUST YARDS FROM WINDSOR CASTLE
The pair, on their second day in the Coldstream Guards, were allegedly abused with a sex toy yards from Windsor Castle.
Army top brass confirmed a guardsman had been arrested and suspended and an investigation had begun.
The unit, the oldest continuously serving regiment in the Army, is based at Victoria Barracks close to Windsor Castle, Berks.
Part of the Household Division, its soldiers provide ceremonial guards across the royal palaces as well as frontline infantry troops.
The incident comes just months after defence bosses disbanded an RAF unit in which an airman was allegedly sexually assaulted with a mortar tube in another twisted initiation ceremony.
An Army source told The Sun: “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.”