The British Army is facing one of their largest scandals are nineteen soldiers from 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment failed a compulsory drugs test.
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment allegedly took cocaine and cannabis at Alma Lines in Catterick Garrison.
The 19 soldiers who failed the drugs test was a non-commissioned officer, a Lance Corporal although the majority were Private ranks, which has left red faced army chiefs “fuming,” The Sun reported.
A source told The Sun, “This is off the scale, it has sent shockwaves through the Army.
“Nineteen in one round of testing is a large number and raises very serious questions.
“Before lockdown, the regiment were being tested every few weeks but this latest round was the first for quite a long time.
“These are individual cases as well, it wasn’t one wild night out.”
A spokesperson for the Army said, “A number of soldiers from 1 Yorks recently failed a compulsory drugs test.
“The Army does not tolerate drug abuse within its ranks as it is incompatible with military service and operational effectiveness.
“Army personnel caught taking drugs can expect to be discharged.”