Colin P said:
I can't imagine as a private having the tenacity to question anyone of potential higher rank about their dress and deportment. The possibility to have my curiosity sated by extra duties or running around the parade square with a drill round over my head was far to high.
Colin P, I'm less concerned about the Pte's desire to challenge dress and deportment which, notwithstanding what the A-DH-265 (new CFP265) says about rank-specifics of dress discipline enforcement, is not necessarily a bad thing. If he knows what the regs are and fashions a way to challenge the faults in dress that he sees, good on him.
What I am concerned about is that the Pte deliberately chose to lie to the Sgt regarding being in the Forces to "see what would happen."
So, what happened?
Well, it appears that the Sgt must have thought that he was now dealing with (in his eyes, because of what he assumed was someone telling him the truth, i.e. NOT in Forces) some civy asking all sorts of probing questions...and I'm not so sure I would pass much information, if any.
...What should I do in the future if confronted by blatant fakes?
Not lie about not being in the CAF, for starters...then you might garner some respect, if at least some civility.
I have a feeling that if we had a video of what actually transpired -- some ground truth if you will -- that the OP would be a little less indignant about the conduct of the 'blatant fakes.'
The irony is, some could accuse the OP of being a civy poser! :nod:
Food for thought...