A 15-YEAR-OLD boy was told to sit at the Trident missile controls and not press anything, it has emerged.
Work experience student Stephen Malley expressed surprise at being put in control of Britain’s nuclear arsenal, especially as he only applied to the navy because it sounded marginally better than Lidl.
He said: “The officer was like, ‘I’ve got to pick my kid up from a roller skating party, sit here and don’t touch anything, unless someone calls that telephone and says ‘the falcon is in the nest’ in which case the sequence is red-yellow-red’.
“I was a bit surprised but I said okay because taking responsibility is something I want to mention on my UCAS form.”
He said: “It’s weird though because after you’ve looked at a big red button for half an hour you do really want to press it.
“Starting World War III is probably bad, but on the other hand it would be something to show off about on social media.”