Are you in the British military?
What is your service record like?
It is a defence to the offence of fighting to say that you had reasonable excuse and self defence would fall within that definition.
Obviously I haven't had vision of the evidence though. You do seem to be saying you struck him first which can be pre-emptive strike self defence but is always hard to run.
The witnesses seem to be against you as well.
Your defending officer should help with this but, on the face of it, there would seem to be a case against you. Even on your own evidence a conviction is likely.
therefore, generally it is better to be sentenced by CO. You don't get independent representation although you can pay for it.
Can I clarify anything for you?
No problem and all the best.
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