The man is despicable, however he has served and by all accounts served well. I think that he should retain his pension. His offence is a disgrace to his commission and he should be not only stripped of his rank but also not allowed to use the letters RNRet. after his name.
See the thread on the quarterdeck 'a bad news week'
It will be interesting to see what administrative action is taken now. I do not think under HR legislation they can touch his pension.
Slim, the correct usage for officers in retirement is still RN according to Debrett's not RNRet/RNRtd. He certainly shouldn't be allowed on the retired list. I hope he is dismissed at the earliest moment.
Regardless of the fact that he has accrued a pension, without direct contributions, if he is discharged I believe he can have his pension stopped. This has happened previously, but I'm not sure the navy will discharge him as a result of his offence. I agree he should be, but am not sure they could. Hope I'm wrong!