Sam Connell, a sailor serving as a trainer on the HMS Raleigh, was reportedly dismissed from the Navy “at just an hour’s notice” after it was discovered he had sex in the ship’s gym with a recruit.
Connell is a finalist in the 2006 Mr. Gay UK competition.
“This is the first time a male trainer has been accused of romping with a male recruit. Sam, who enlisted in the Navy when he was 16, only admitted he was gay recently when he won the Mr Regional Gay in Plymouth. At the end of this month he will compete against 24 other men for the Mr Gay UK title, which carries a £5,000 prize. An insider at HMS Raleigh said: ‘He is obviously very attractive to men of the same sexual persuasion.'”