Able Seaman William McNeilly will not face court martial or further action after publishing his disclosures and going on the run, but has been discharged “services no longer required”.
An MoD spokeswoman said:
“We can confirm that AB McNeilly has left the Naval Service, the details of which are a matter for the individual and his employer. Throughout the process Able Seaman McNeilly was still being afforded the duty of care that we give all our personnel, as was his family.”
An investigation was launched into the claims, with Defence Secretary Michael Fallon saying McNeilly’s safety claims had not been proved and were either incorrect or the result of misunderstanding. Mr Fallon insisted that neither the “operational effectiveness” of the fleet “nor the safety of our submariners or public have been compromised”.