“One of the sons of Australia’s celebrated former defence force chief Peter Cosgrove will be discharged from the army after going AWOL from his barracks and being thrown in military jail.
“Private David Cosgrove, based at Singleton in the NSW Hunter region, also breached a series of strict conditions imposed on him.
“He was given a custodial sentence of up to 14 days in late October. He subsequently breached ‘unit standing orders’ and was administratively warned he was ‘unsuitable for service’.
The military is clearly upset by the revelations. Fighting wars of “liberation” must be taking its toll.