A piece in today’s Times:
A Royal Navy officer is under investigation after she was caught making indecent films with her partner, a leading seaman, at the Faslane nuclear submarine base.
Lieutenant Claire Jenkins, 29, who has commanded a team of sailors on HMS Artful, the Astute-class attack submarine, is accused of selling the content on an adult website.
The warfare officer, who uses the name Cally Taylor on the website, regularly posts explicit pictures and videos with her boyfriend, Liam Doddington, also based at Faslane.
It is understood that a number of their films may have been shot inside the naval base, home to the Trident missile-armed nuclear submarine fleet, and sold on Only Fans. The Royal Navy has opened an investigation over allegations that she has brought the navy into disrepute.
A navy source told The Times: “It appears an officer serving on board a submarine has in her private time taken photos of herself in various stages of undress.”
They said that the images and films “do look suspiciously like they were taken in military accommodation”. “When it became apparent she has filmed on the base, this is a clear discipline issue. She has stepped over the line and she is bringing the navy into disrepute.”
Her actions have also raised questions about security. However, the source added: “The blackmail element is a question but her honesty makes that less of a risk.” [J4MB: Is admitting to something in the face of undeniable evidence “honesty”?]
The navy investigation is also looking at whether she is receiving a second income that has not been declared to the Ministry of Defence, which in itself could be a disciplinary matter.
The source added: “This is a question about values and standards and how it will affect her future career when her colleagues know she is an amateur porn star.”
Jenkins is currently on leave before she is given her next assignment. She is unlikely to be sacked, although sources said that she would likely be disciplined. Her films came to the navy’s attention last week. When the allegation was put to her, she admitted to it.
Jenkins was the casing officer on board HMS Artful, which means she was one of the watch keepers. When the boat was on the surface, she would be on the fin in charge of the navigational safety of the boat. While submerged she would assist in maintaining the position of the submarine.
Her secondary job as a casing officer means she was in charge of those who work on the casing and responsible for the maintenance of the casing of sound-damping tiles. The tiles are fixed to the hull to absorb sound and prevent the radiation of noise so that the submarine is less likely to be detected underwater.
A navy spokesman said: “An investigation is under way and it would be inappropriate to comment further.”
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