Its a live porn show in the Desert. I'm an engineer...thank god for women.
Squalid & depraved
By Neville Thurlbeck & David McGee
THESE sickening scenes are from the secret lesbian sex show video at the centre of a Ministry of Defence investigation.
The depraved film of two pretty girl soldiers performing degrading acts as drunk squaddies jeer them on was shot six weeks ago—inside a British Army tent in the heart of the Iraqi war zone.
But last night the two blondes and other troops involved—all members of the Royal Engineers—were being quizzed by the Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch.
Top brass launched their urgent probe into the squalid show —which took place in Shaiba, near Basra airport—after the whistle was blown by an outraged soldier from another regiment.
He saw one of dozens of copies made of the tape, now being shown on bases all over Iraq, and it was passed to the Ministry of Defence.
The stunned informant said: "While our lads in the north are giving their lives, this tiny bunch in the south seem to think it's a party. It came as an utter shock to me because this sort of behaviour is so rare.
"I've never come across debauchery like this in 15 years in the Army."
The embarrassing video, seen by the News of the World, could not have surfaced at a worse time for the Army.
The service is still reeling from the killing of three Black Watch soldiers in Thursday's suicide bombing.
Army investigators studied the tape's contents carefully and quickly identified those taking part, which unit they belong to and where they're based in Iraq.
Many pictures of the scenes are too disgusting to print in a family newspaper.
The girls, referred to as Angie and Jane, are seen writhing on top of each other and performing explicit sex acts together.
Giggling and laughing, they are urged on by the men who bellow streams of unprintable four-letter obscenities.
Milder catcalls that can be repeated include "Go on b****!", "Rip her jeans down!", "On your knees!" and a raucous "Get ‘em off!"
As Jane, in pink shorts, and Angie, in black sweatshirt, kiss and grope each other intimately several of the bellowing crowd lunge forward to join in.
But some of the male soldiers object—not on moral grounds but because their view of the action is being obstructed.
Although much of the dialogue on the chaotic video is obliterated by lust-fuelled chanting, one lad can plainly be heard yelling: "No touching lads! No touching!"
Another yells: "Oi! Let the girls enjoy their time together!" A third barks: "Dave, don't touch ‘em! Don't ****ing touch ‘em!"
While some soldiers take damning close-up pictures of the sex using mobile phone cameras others drunkenly swig beer and cider, despite a strict two-can daily ration on operations.
The drinking scenes will worry top brass as well as the sex. There is currently a high profile Special Investigation Branch inquiry taking place into the booze culture among British troops in Iraq and another in Afghanistan.
Astonishingly, the makers of the tape did not try to hide the location or the fact they were on Army operations.
Although no one is in uniform and everyone appears to be off duty a soldier's Mark 6 armoured helmet and body armour is plainly visible in the background.
And there are clear shots of the distinctive floor webbing used in Army quarters. There is also a stack of mineral water—the type imported by the Army from Kuwait—and an Army regulation air-conditioning unit.
Yesterday a Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "Our investigations show this video is genuine and was shot by soldiers on active operations in Iraq six weeks ago.
"We take this very seriously indeed. Those responsible will be dealt with very seriously, too. This is a rarity and it in no way reflects badly on the many hundreds of decent soldiers."
As the inquiry progressed last night, a source from the Redcaps' investigation team told us:
"This is the first time in my 20-year Army career I've come across something like this. It's very much a one-off.
"But it's an utter disgrace and these few bad apples will be rooted out."
The Corps of Royal Engineers has an illustrious and distinguished history going back more than 900 years. They can claim direct descent from the military engineers brought to England by William the Conqueror and have an unbroken record of service to the Crown since then.
One of their mottoes is ‘Ubique' meaning ‘Everywhere', signifying that they have taken part in every single battle fought by the British Army.
A regiment insider told us: "The Royal Engineers have been in the thick of every major combat zone for nearly 1,000 years and have a proud tradition.
"Everyone in the regiment is mortified that the actions of a few drunken idiots risks our fantastic reputation.
"We want them drummed out of the Army. We can do without them."