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Sergeant Michelle Bramley leaving the court martial at McKee Barracks. Picture: Steve Humphreys

Sergeant Michelle Bramley leaving the court martial at McKee Barracks. Picture: Steve Humphreys

Sergeant Michelle Bramley leaving the court martial at McKee Barracks. Picture: Steve Humphreys

A CHARGE of insubordination against an army medic has been quashed by a military appeals court.

Sergeant Michelle Bramley was overcome with emotion as the judge, Colonel Michael Campion, told her that he had found in favour of her appeal. Sgt Bramley, who has almost 15 years' experience in the Defence Forces, was accused of a charge of "insubordination" against Regimental Quartermaster Christopher Feeney while on duty in Lebanon last year.

During her cross examination, the court martial hearing at McKee Barracks in Dublin yesterday heard that army medic Sgt Bramley felt "freaked out" during the verbal row, which happened in the camp cookhouse on December 14.

The 36-year-old was alleged to have told her superior to "get lost" and then reportedly failed to follow his orders after he quizzed her about an appointment the day before at the medical clinic.

Irish Independent