Army's mental health tsar faces probe over claim he had affair with wife of ...

Army's mental health tsar faces probe over claim he had affair with wife of ...
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Army's mental health tsar 'had affair with wife of soldier': Major, 49, faces probe over claim he bedded wife of junior colleague who approached him for help Major Glenn Haughton is being investigated over claims of an affair with the wife of a junior soldier who approached him for help Major Haughton allegedly began an inappropriate relationship with the woman  The married father-of-two is the Armed Forces' 'mental health champion' 

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Major Glenn Haughton is alleged to have had an affair with a junior soldier's wife

Major Glenn Haughton is alleged to have had an affair with a junior soldier's wife

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The Armed Forces' 'mental health champion' is being investigated over claims of an affair with the wife of a junior soldier who approached him for help.

Married father-of-two Major Glenn Haughton, 49, is alleged to have begun an inappropriate relationship with the woman in a breach of the military's Values and Standards policy.

The junior soldier is understood to have introduced himself to Major Haughton in his capacity as 'mental health champion' – a new role created by the Ministry of Defence in a bid to remove the stigma surrounding issues such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Major Haughton, of the Grenadier Guards, also met the soldier's wife and, according to an internal MoD document seen by the Daily Mail, they became 'inappropriately involved'.

Since joining the Army as a teenage private soldier in 1988, Major Haughton has enjoyed a glittering career and carved out a uniquely influential role across all three services. 

Influential: Major Haughton (left) with Sajid Javid and military figures at an awards night in London in 2019

Influential: Major Haughton (left) with Sajid Javid and military figures at an awards night in London in 2019

Major Glenn Haughton, 49, is being investigated over claims of an affair with the wife of a junior soldier who approached him for help

Major Glenn Haughton, 49, is being investigated over claims of an affair with the wife of a junior soldier who approached him for help

He has also promoted mental health campaigns alongside Prince Harry and fronted Army promotional drives to stamp out racism and prejudice in the ranks. But following claims that he abused his position, he has stepped down as 'mental health champion' and as the Armed Forces' first ever Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chiefs of the Defence Staff (SEAC). 

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As SEAC his role was to raise welfare issues on behalf of junior troops and to explain to them the intentions of senior officers in a language they understand. In interviews in 2020 he

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