A ROYAL Navy sailor who threatened a superior officer with a rifle is due to be sentenced today.
A court martial board found Leading Seaman (Above Water Warfare) Kevin Moffat, from Gosport, guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm.
The 45-year-old threatened the Portsmouth-based HMS Edinburgh’s executive officer because he was agitated about getting home in time to see the birth of his child.
Judge Advocate Robert Hill said this was a ‘very serious matter’.
Moffat’s defence counsel, Matthew Farmer, told the court martial that his client accepted the sentence would likely be a custodial one.