Jo Morris represented a member of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment charged with offences of AWOL.
Despite being in the Army for nearly a year, the defendant soldier had left barracks without authority and not returned for 383 days.
During this time, the operational effectiveness of the Unit had been severely affected due to acute undermanning and several ceremonial operations had been missed.
Despite these aggravating features, Jo was able to persuade the Board to impose a sentence of just 120 days.
Jo was instructed by AFLAA.