The three letter abbreviation TLA for a Soldier Under Sentence, a man whose crime was so heinous that ROPs or extras are not considered to be suitable punishments. A SUS will have been awarded a term of detention by his CO to be served in either the camp or garrison guardroom, or at the MCTC.
A SUS will be found in possession of the following items:
- Hand bumper
- Wire wool
- Paint brush
- White paint
But not in possession of the following:
So despite having the most immaculate kit in the camp, he will still look like a bag of shite (but not tied in the middle). He will always be escorted by the Provo Sgt and/or a member of the RP, usually at a pace of at least 130 steps to the minute, when not marking time.
On inspections or on any other occasion when he is addressed by a senior rank, a SUS will make the following report:
â€œSIR/STAFF, I (insert number, rank and name) AM A SOLDIER UNDER SENTENCE. I WAS CHARGED UNDER SECTION (insert number) OF THE ARMY ACT 1955. I WAS AWARDED (insert number) DAYS DETENTION BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER. I HAVE SERVED (insert number) DAYS AND HAVE (insert number) DAYS LEFT TO SERVE. I HAVE NO (or insert number of if feeling brave) REQUESTS OR COMPLAINTS SIR/STAFFâ€.