Rape of female personnel in the Royal Navy

Rape of female personnel in the Royal Navy

Admiral Benn said he was deeply hurt by allegations that female crews working on submarines were intimidated and sexually assaulted. Former Navy lieutenant Sophie Brake has claimed that she faced a constant round of sexual assault as well as physical harassment, according to a report in a leading British newspaper.

According to Lieutenant Sophie, whenever a new woman arrives on the submarines, the male crew members look like vultures. Brooks, 30, left the Royal Navy earlier this year. He was later sentenced to prison for sharing via email sensitive information about the movement of his submarine.

The report quoted another Navy whistleblower on condition of anonymity as saying that women were constantly harassed for having sex in submarines. Women make up ten percent of the full-time personnel of the Royal Navy and have been eligible to serve on submarines since 2011. At the same time, the Navy Chief has described these allegations as 'disgusting'.

"Sexual assault and harassment have no place in the Royal Navy," the Navy chief said in a statement. This is not going to be tolerated. In the statement, he said, I have directed my senior team to conduct a thorough investigation into these allegations. Anyone found guilty will be held accountable for their actions, regardless of their rank or status. However, the Defense Ministry has not commented on these allegations.

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