HMS Astute Shooting; Trial Verdict

Seadog

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#5
Draft stopped for not scrubbing out? I think a bit has been missed. He appears to have been an active malcontent with uncontrolled violent streak who had no place on any submarine, ship or hire car taking sailors on weekend. I bet Cardigan Bay are breathing a sigh of relief.

Submarine shooting sailor pleads guilty to murder of fellow officer | UK news | guardian.co.uk

Drunk and on sentry duty shouldn't be a puzzle if an unhinged, refusing to play sailor, gangsta fantasist loon was acceptable as a member of a boat's crew. Some dangerous people are forgiven, overlooked, tolerated, humoured, feared and they carry on until someone (and their family) really suffers.

Someone will be along to say; I warned you about this cnut.




 
#9
Draft stopped for not scrubbing out? I think a bit has been missed. He appears to have been an active malcontent with uncontrolled violent streak who had no place on any submarine, ship or hire car taking sailors on weekend. I bet Cardigan Bay are breathing a sigh of relief.

Submarine shooting sailor pleads guilty to murder of fellow officer | UK news | guardian.co.uk

Drunk and on sentry duty shouldn't be a puzzle if an unhinged, refusing to play sailor, gangsta fantasist loon was acceptable as a member of a boat's crew. Some dangerous people are forgiven, overlooked, tolerated, humoured, feared and they carry on until someone (and their family) really suffers.

Someone will be along to say; I warned you about this cnut.




I am not sure what you are trying to say, is it that the duty officer/ senior rates or the rating he relieved failed to realise that he was under the influence?
 
#10
I think we should be a bit wary of trying to draw conclusions from a journo's version of events.For the sake of space they sometimes edit out linking details.I am glad that Donovan pleaded guilty and didn't go down the road of "diminished resposibilty" to somehow mitigate his crimes.Although some may have been ready to give it some credence given the circumstances.
 
#13
It definitely was reported that he was drunk earlier today, however, the BBC is now saying 'Donovan volunteered for guard duty and after passing a simple sobriety test - which involved an officer smelling his breath - he was assigned the gun'
 
#15
Daily Mail story says
The court heard how Donovan had been put on sentry duty despite being drunk.... Opening the case, Mr Lickley said Donovan had volunteered for guard duty while drunk. he had been issued with the SA80 in a corridor after passing a test to see if he was sober

 
#17
The question was referring to being hung from 'the front of his ship/boat?' which I assume means the yardarm.

So about 150 years then.
 

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