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A British Royal Army Medical Corps to be court-martialed

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Published: 11:17 GMT, Jan 10, 2017 |
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The British Army is reported to court-martial a Royal Army Medical Corps over allegations of fraud and neglect of duty.

He will be the first senior officer to be tried by the British Army since 1952.

Charles Beardmore was at one time the most senior UK army officer in Germany and managed a budget worth millions. Recently Beardmore was posted to a new senior army role in London.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has refused to say which job the accusations relate to, although a Daily Mail source said allegations of fraud may be involved besides the publicly stated neglect of duty.

While British Army brigadiers are not considered ‘general’ officers like other senior commissioned ranks, the role is high powered and attracts a salary in excess of £100,000 (US$120,000).

Beardmore is understood to be a respected expert in planning battlefield medical operations and disaster response and is a trustee of the Penguins Against Cancer charity.

He was found guilty but denied the charge throughout his life, saying that his superiors were out to get him.