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First woman commander of a Royal Navy warship removed for alleged breach of social conduct code

Monday, July 28th 2014 - 20:21 UTC
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The first female commander of a major Royal Navy warship is understood to have left her vessel after allegations of an affair with one of her officers. Cdr Sarah West, 42, was coming to the end of a seven-month deployment in the Atlantic on board the Type 23 frigate HMS Portland. Read full article


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  • Voice

    How to blow your career by blowing someone else.....what a silly woman...

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 10:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    And he come the oh so predictable misogynistic comments. .. Yawn!

    How do you know it wasn't her receiving oral pleasure from him. Or even another her?

    Nope, just straight in with a cheap jibe.

    Well Done! You are the Winner of this week's Most Unoriginal Post of the Week Award.


    Jul 28th, 2014 - 10:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    2 was original.. summed up what likely went on....
    C..she is indeed a silly woman...
    The first female Commander and she has to go and embarrass the whole of the Navy and their trust in her...

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 10:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    1, 3 petulant Voice,
    master of the cheap shot.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 02:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Another thread that is going to be all about A_Voice/The Voice/Voice.

    Someone needs attention in their life.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 02:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Someone needs a vibrator in their life.
    Cdr Sarah.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 02:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    or Voice

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 03:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Yaaawn., A_Voice has stood in it yet again.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 06:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    In a case like this, we surely could use the expertise of former RN Cdr DoveoverDover...
    I seem to remember him mentioning some degree of experience with the erotic appetites of his Fellow Feminine Officers...
    Nothing improper seems to have taken place in this consensual hetreosexual fling....
    Unless......., of course......., if the man in question was from the Lower Decks ;-)))

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 07:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Sounds like Twinky watched Titanic too many times. It was just a film! Turnip..

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 08:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    What a storm in a teacup.
    Man(& woman)does not live by bread alone.
    But for God's sake Captain(of the ship), keep it discreet.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 08:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    This happens all the time, it always has and always will. However to think that “eyes right” will not be upon as the “first” was she thinking?

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 09:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    She hasn't been found guilty yet.

    Maybe the alligations will prove to be untrue.

    Wait until they finish the investigation before you condemn her.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 10:09 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Conqueror

    @13. Indeed. Wonder which member of the ship's company thought they saw an opportunity to have a pop?

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 10:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Yes, it only needs somebody who thought he/she should have got the job.

    I will wait and see what unfurls here.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 10:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • boufiewolf

    Actually Ilsen, I agree with Thinks suggestion but not the way he put it. There is such a thing as a 24hr posting for the rank and file for serious misdamenors or risk a courts martial. I am a former member of the RAF and when I was at Wittering the Group Captain (CO) got the equivalent for being caught with a JNCO's wife whilst hubby was on exercise, so it does happen.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 11:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check


    Innocent until proven guilty.

    If she was breaking Regs, it was a bloody silly career move, because as the first female captain of a ship she was probably marked for bigger things in the admiralty, probably flag rank.

    Have to wait and see the outcome of the enquiry.

    As a father of daughters, I am disappointed in at her lack of judgement.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 11:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige


    She should have just gone down to the engine room and sat on one of the engines for a while.

    Captain to .... bridge ... full.... full speed aheeeeead.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 02:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • boufiewolf

    Agree wholeheartedly reality but under military law it's guilty till proven innocent

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 04:24 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • ilsen

    This tawdry thread is beneath ones station.

    I shall leave it to the guttersnipes who are far better placed to comment on such tabloid tittle-tattle.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 09:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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