Submarine commander investigated
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