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Soliders disciplined for watching online porn

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In one photo a soldier's wife was naked and wearing his bearskin
In one photo a soldier's wife was naked and wearing his bearskin

British military personnel have been disciplined for viewing pornography on computers.

Thirty officers, senior non-commissioned officers and members of the Armed Forces were in trouble for "browsing inappropriate adult material" in the last year, figures obtained from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) show.

Some downloaded pornographic pictures and films on to military computers, while one photo showed a soldier's wife naked wearing his bearskin, it is believed.

Most were caught during routine security checks or in the act of viewing porn.

Members of the military have to sign an acceptable-use policy from the MoD which warns them not to look at "offensive, indecent, obscene or abusive images".

An MoD spokeswoman said: "We have strict rules on accessing online material which is not related to work and the overwhelming majority of personnel adhere to these.

"Internet communications are monitored and personnel who fail to act responsibly will face appropriate action."

The figures, obtained following a Freedom of Information request, relate to those disciplined across all three Armed Forces - around 150,000 personnel - between January and December last year.