Army doctor, war hero, punished for recognizing men cannot be women, cleared by official investigation
- Dr. Kelvin Wright received a complaint from a junior officer regarding a shared post
A war hero doctor forced out of the army because of his critical gender views has been cleared by an official investigation.
Colonel Kelvin Wright, 54, who saved hundreds of lives in Afghanistan, faced disciplinary proceedings after a junior officer complained about a Facebook post.
Colonel Wright had shared a quote from Helen Joyce, director of campaign group Fair Play For Women, which said: “If women can’t stand up in a public place and say ‘men can’t be women “, then we have no women’s rights at all. .’
The Mail on Sunday can reveal that a senior military provost marshal – the army’s guard and detention specialists – who was involved in the initial investigation, joined the army as a man but now identifies as a woman.
Dr. Kelvin Wright, who was kicked out of the military for sharing a Facebook post – and now cleared of any wrongdoing
Former reservist Kevin Wright, 54 (pictured), shared a quote on Facebook which read: “If women can’t stand in a public place and say ‘men can’t be women’ then we we have no rights for women.
The quote (photo) published by Mr Wright was from Helen Joyce, a critical gender journalist.
This person incorrectly noted that Ms. Joyce believes that “every trans person is a problem…and needs to be fixed.”
Ms Joyce said: “This person wants to paint me as a genocidaire. Trans people should be treated well.
The plaintiff also claimed that Col. Wright, who had left the military, was subject to bias by banning insignia containing pronouns on uniforms.
Another grievance was his wife saying on Strictly Come Dancing that she loved seeing men and women dancing together.
However, the findings of the investigation are full of praise for Colonel Wright and affirm that he had the legal right to express his beliefs.
Dr Ben Jones, of the Free Speech Union, who supported him, said: the complaint “should never have been taken seriously”.
The Defense Ministry declined to comment on individual cases.