I don’t remember much of it now, but I served as a cadet between April 2005 and February 2006. I wonder if it contributed to my breakdown.
I remember the warrant officer saying while I was on drill ‘something’s wrong with that cadet.’ I remember another warrant officer saying ‘I’m going to murder you.’
I’m glad to have that cadet experience. It taught me not to join the real army.
I remember a lot of shouting done by the senior cadets at the junior cadets. I even was involved in a car crash where I got a minor laceration to the side of my head! It was the CO’s fault that the car crashed at wide bay training area.
My mum was particularly angry with the CO because of that. I told him to give her a call, to explain what exactly happened in that car.
Maybe the minor laceration also contributed to my schizophrenia.
I actually liked the CO. He did shout at the cadet squadron once, after the car crash. He was stressed out of his brains.
I did not want to sue him. As it is written ‘turn the other cheek.’ I’m paying for the consequences up to this date. But I might of received all this because I’m a bad person, who used to bully people in primary and high school.
I guess I’m not virtuous.
This is the day of my depot. Wish me luck.