• Thanks for stopping by. Logging in to a registered account will remove all generic ads. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Colonel and woman Lt Colonel suspended after embarrassing 'affair' exposed by he

blackberet17

Sr. Member
Subscriber
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Colonel and woman Lt Colonel suspended after embarrassing 'affair' exposed by her fiancé

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1326422/Colonel-Phil-Harrison-Lt-Colonel-Debbie-Slay-suspended-Army-embarrassing-affair.html

Two commanding officers have been suspended from the Army and face the sack for allegedly having an affair.
Colonel Phil Harrison, 46, and Lieutenant Colonel Debbie Slay, 44, face punishment by top brass after the alleged sex scandal was exposed.

Insiders revealed Lt Col Slay’s furious fiance reported them to her superiors after he discovered the suspected fling with her married comrade.

The senior officers face an internal inquiry and could be thrown out after bringing shame on the Army.
A military insider said: ‘This is highly embarrassing.

‘It is being treated very seriously, and rightly so, because this would be a violation of the code and standards of conduct we expect from senior officers.

‘What kind of example does this set to soldiers in their charge? The worst kind.’

Lt Col Slay’s fiance, who is a civilian, found out about the alleged affair on Tuesday last week.

The officers were frog-marched off their military bases in disgrace two days later.

Col Harrison, a Christian whose wife is called Alison, is in charge of the Defence Medical Services Training Centre, based at Ash Vale, near Aldershot.

It trains about 7,000 military personnel a year in how to deal with battlefield injuries, including the loss of limbs in roadside bomb attacks.

He is a veteran of the Iraq war, where he had two gruelling tours of duty.

During his second stint, his medical unit had to care for the soldiers in a 15,000-strong multi-national force.

Col Harrison, who lived in Fulwood, Preston, was until recently the training commandant at the Defence School of Medicine at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham.

He was a regular member of the congregation at Fulwood Methodist Church.

Lt Col Slay, of Farnborough, Hampshire, is the commanding officer of 4 Medical Regiment, part of the historic Royal Army Medical Corps, which is based at Browning Barracks in Aldershot.

She is in charge of a unit which provides emergency care for battlefield casualties.

Staff treat wounded personnel or evacuate them to larger medical facilities.

The relationship would violate the Army’s code of conduct, which forbids bringing the service into disrepute and covers affairs, drug abuse and financial irregularities.

As the pair are not in the same chain-of-command, they would escape formal disciplinary action. But administrative action could be taken against them.

This is similar to the civilian process for dismissing staff for poor performance.

The minimum punishment could be a severe reprimand but angry top brass could demote them, strip them of their rank or even dismiss them.

The investigation is likely to be carried out by a senior member of the Army Medical Services.

An MoD spokesman said: ‘Two officers have been suspended pending an internal investigation. We do not comment on individual cases.’
 

daftandbarmy

Army.ca Relic
Reaction score
4,309
Points
1,060

Journeyman

Army.ca Legend
Subscriber
Reaction score
544
Points
940
Maybe it's newsworthy because it was a "Colonel and woman Lt Colonel"    :whistle:
 

Oldgateboatdriver

Army.ca Veteran
Reaction score
245
Points
680
Look, I am just a thickie old Canuk: Can somebody enlighten me as to what their religious affiliation or congregation has to do with the story?
 

Ex-Pat FlagWagger

New Member
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Oldgateboatdriver said:
Look, I am just a thickie old Canuk: Can somebody enlighten me as to what their religious affiliation or congregation has to do with the story?

It's the "Daily Wail", a tabloid newspaper well-known for sensationalism - in the eyes of normal, objective people it has nothing at all to do with things..... in reality, the fact that a man and a woman were caught "playing away from home" isn't really news to many, however to journalists it is  :( and the "fact" that one of the subjects of this story is a Christian and a member of the military doubles the "shock and outrage" factor in their eyes... I'm personally surprised they didn't try and drag the Hippocratic Oath likely taken by one or both parties into the story too :)
 

Haggis

Army.ca Veteran
Reaction score
672
Points
910
ObedientiaZelum said:
Frog marched off base. Awesome.

I couldn't find any words of command for "as a frog - march" in the drill manual.  ;D
 

acen

Member
Reaction score
0
Points
210
Haggis said:
I couldn't find any words of command for "as a frog - march" in the drill manual.  ;D

You obviously haven't looked in the french drill manual!

(Before someone gets their panties in a bunch, this is coming from someone with a Franco-Ontarian family and is purely meant as a joke. If we can't poke fun at ourselves, then the terrorizors have won.)
 

OldSolduer

Army.ca Legend
Reaction score
1,619
Points
910
Remember troops it's the 21st Century......like 1984......the thought police and fun cops Are everywhere ;)
 
Top