An army poster girl was abused by fellow soldiers on social media, it has emerged after the Ministry of Defence confirmed six soldiers had been disciplined for it.
The group of British troops based in Germany have been given formal warnings after posting racist remarks about Kerry-Ann Morris, the face of British Army Equality and Diversity campaigns.
The six soldiers from 159 (Colenso) Battery accused Cpl Morris of using her skin color to secure promotions and ‘playing the race card’ at work to sabotage her colleagues’ careers.
Comments were also made about Cpl Morris accusing others of being prejudiced against her because she is black, the Mail on Sunday reported.
Cpl Morris, from Nottingham, recently appeared in the ‘Your Army Needs You’ millennial recruitment campaign, which launched last month, and when the picture was circulated on Facebook, the group of soldiers based on Gutersloh posted a series of racist comments.
The comments reportedly received multiple ‘likes’ and the post was shared among other soldiers.
Cpl Morris, of Jamaican descent, is said to have brought it to the attention of the Army’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Network – a group set up in 2017 for ethnic minority soldiers, of which Cpl Morris is a leading promoter.