A Christian officer in the Royal Navy has claimed he was removed from a nuclear submarine after making his moral objections to the weapons known.
Sub-Lieutenant Antonio Jardim says that he was barred from HMS Vanguard days after being assigned to the vessel when he told his superiors that he objected to nuclear weapons because of his Christian faith.
He also claims to have lost his security clearance after his disclosure and says that other sailors on the submarine started nicknaming him ‘Trigger’.
The officer told a preliminary hearing in Southampton on Wednesday that after being taken off HMS Vanguard, he was instead stationed on land at Portsmouth. He resigned a year later.
Jardim is now suing the…