THE identity of the female officer in her 20s at the centre of a nuclear submarine sex scandal has emerged. Sub-Lieutenant Rebecca Edwards, a weapons engineering officer on HMS Vigilant, is believe…
My sincere apologies, please see my two PM's to you.@civvy_SJM2
Just a point for the OP - you are expected to add a comment of your own and not just throw in links.
Take a moment to edit your initial post and tell us what you think about it.
Plus - if you are a journo and fishing for comments from here, be advised that most posters are ex-RN and those aspiring to join, so anything said here is NOT reflective of current RN policy or attitudes.
What is important, in this case, is that there are plenty of females who successfully serve on HM ships as dedicated professionals, upholding the values and standards of the Royal Navy. The alleged indiscretions of a few cannot be used to tarnish the whole. That in itself is a very dangerous mindset.
I see your point. I will edit the post tomorrow, <REDACTED>. I will endeavor to be far more thoughtful/careful in the future.Seen, and replied.
There is no need to delete this post - but I will add my comment that I put in my response to you so others can see it:
It is inevitable that some will use the recent media reports as evidence of "I told you so", but one swallow does not a summer make. Context and perspective are very relevant here. Plus, these are alleged incidents and unless or until there are formal proceedings as a result of the investigation, it is not appropriate to comment. Speculation is just that - it is not proof.
I seriously doubt it - why would an academic with a genuine interest in the subject use a headline from 3 years ago to illustrate their question? That would be like asking 'Should we lower the speed limit on this road because there's been one accident - 3 years ago and caused by an unlicensed drunk driver?'Steven
Where does your interest stem from? I was wondering whether you were in academia in some capacity?
I can understand why you might think that, but I swear nothing could be further from the truth. I have enormous respect for the Royal Navy. I simply wanted to get people's opinion on the issue, which I now realise was very foolish. I didn't mean to cause trouble.I may be wrong, but I think he's fishing for some controversy and googled 'HMS Vigilant' after the story that broke this weekend.