"A Royal Navy sailor who pulled a gun on a senior officer during a mental breakdown has been freed from prison.
Leading Seaman Kevin Moffat, 45 – described as the ‘very epitome of steady reliability’ by superiors – took an unloaded SA80 assault rifle into an officer’s cabin on board HMS Edinburgh.
The senior rating, from Gosport, was suffering with a mental disorder triggered by fears he would miss his child’s birth, after he was drafted for a mission to the Falkland Islands.
The 25-year veteran was jailed for three years and dismissed from service after a court martial in Portsmouth, in July.
But three of the country’s most senior judges yesterday freed him when they reduced the term to 14 months."
Gosport sailor freed from prison over gun drama on ship - Portsmouth News