Sub­ma­rine com­man­der in­ves­ti­gated

The Galloway News - - NEWS -

A nu­clear sub­ma­rine cap­tain from Kirkcud­bright has been re­lieved of his du­ties over claims of an on­board re­la­tion­ship.

Com­man­der Stu­art Arm­strong is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by Min­istry of De­fence chiefs over al­le­ga­tions of an “in­ap­pro­pri­ate re­la­tion­ship” with a fe­male ju­nior of­fi­cer on HMS Vig­i­lant.

In­ti­mate re­la­tion­ships on a war­ship or a sub­ma­rine are against navy rules.

A Royal Navy spokesman said: “We can con­firm an investigation is un­der way. Any al­le­ga­tions of wrong­do­ing are taken se­ri­ously and will be dealt with ap­pro­pri­ately.”

Com­man­der Arm­strong grew up in Kirkcud­bright and stud­ied at Glas­gow Univer­sity. He took over HMSVig­i­lant in February this year.

Asked to com­ment on the claims, he replied: “I’ve not got any­thing to say at the mo­ment.”

HMSVig­i­lant, based at Faslane, can carry 16 Tri­dent mis­siles.

Claims Com­man­der Stu­art M Arm­strong

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