February 2021

Trainee Army officer sacked after hiding in cadet’s room hoping to see her naked

A trainee Army officer has been sacked after hiding in a fellow cadet’s room five times hoping to see her naked when she returned from a shower.

Hector Orrell, 21, sat behind her bed at Sandhurst military academy.

A court martial heard he also pushed his groin against her legs in a lunch queue, and did the same to another trainee.

Orrell — whose father and grandfather were both officers — was 19 at the time and got a warning from superiors.

Military Police became aware a year later.

Orrell, of Guildford, Surrey, admitted disgraceful conduct of an indecent kind.

He was dismissed and told to pay each victim £750 at Bulford military court, Wiltshire.