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Dismissed From Navy
'I was dismissed from the Navy for being gay'

One former Royal Navy medic who was dismissed from the military for being gay in 1982 told BBC Radio's Good Morning Scotland that the experience left him suicidal.

Chris Ferguson, from Edinburgh, said LGBT servicemen and women were treated "disgracefully", and has called for them to receive reparations.  He said up until 1995, "we had gay men in prison for being gay".

Chris, now 61, had been in the navy as a medic for three years, and was studying with the army as well, when he was told the special investigation branch "were coming to investigate me".

"I knew immediately what it was - it was terrifying," he said.
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