Garry tells about his first experience of the strap It was a very hot day and my mum was sunbathing in the back garden. I was playing about with a ball and she she had already warned me not to kick it near her as she had a large glass of wine lying in front of her. I gave the ball a kick, it flew into the air and came down on her bare back, and mum shrieked. As it was such a fine day, all the neighbours were out and they all looked in our direction. Mum reminded me

Garry recalls a strapping he received from his mother During 1975 was sent to the headmaster for bullying younger pupils and taking their money. Without much to say in my defence, I received six strokes of the strap, three on each hand, with the headmaster wielding the leather belt with both hands. What made things even worse was that my mother was his secretary. This meant that my mother had been fully informed of my misdemeanours and indeed it was she who let me into his office for my punishment. When I came out, I was sobbing loudly even though

There have been a number of stories over the years referring to air hostesses being spanked, often by the captain of the aircraft they worked on, but was there ever any truth in these stories?   A court case (R v McCoy 1953) that took place in southern Africa seems a good place to start. The stewardess, who was referred to as ‘young woman’ to preserve her anonymity, was working on an aircraft flying to Salisbury (then Rhodesia) and failed to adjust and secure her seatbelt which was a breach of regulations.   Her supervisor, Mr McCoy (the defendant), threatened

By Kenny Walters   I well remember, back in the 1970s, reading through a CP magazine and coming across a story that purported to be true of an incident during the Second World War where a young member of the Womens’ Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) was punished by caning for some serious breach of regulations. The story mentioned that a cane had to be flown out specially from UK for the punishment to take place.   More recently, I have attempted to determine whether there ever was any truth in the story and I am extremely grateful to those people