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The wife of former SAS sniper Danny Nightingale said the family would now take advice from counsel on whether to appeal his conviction for the possession of a pistol and ammunition.
Speaking outside court, Sally Nightingale said: "We're obviously very disappointed with the sentencing, yet we are pleased that Danny will be coming home with us tonight."
Judge advocate Jeff Blackett told Danny Nightingale, who wore his SAS uniform in the courtroom, that his stories about how the gun came to be in his room "lacked credibility".
But he said there were "exceptional circumstances" that allowed the court to suspend the sentence "because of your exceptional character".
The judge also said that "criticism of the prosecution and the Army is unmerited and totally without foundation".
Former SAS sniper Sergeant Danny Nightingale has been sentenced to two years military detention today for the possession of a pistol and ammunition. The sentence has been suspended for 12 months.
Former SAS sniper Sergeant Danny Nightingale has arrived at the Military Court Centre in Bulford, Wiltshire to be sentenced for a second time for the possession of a pistol and ammunition.
Sergeant Nightingale had originally pleaded guilty to the two charges last year and was sentenced to 18 months' military detention.
The father of two, from Crewe, Cheshire, appealed against that sentence and it was reduced to 12 months' imprisonment, suspended for a year.
He then fought to overturn his convictions and won a fresh court martial, which found him guilty after four hours of deliberations.
"I never regret fighting it, no. No, not for one second," Sgt Nightingale said after being released on bail.
An SAS sniper who could be jailed after being convicted of possessing a pistol and more than 300 rounds of ammunition said he had no regrets in fighting the case.
Sergeant Danny Nightingale, 38, was found guilty of two charges of possessing a Glock 9mm and 338 rounds by a court martial board.
Sentencing was adjourned but Sgt Nightingale could now be sent to the Military Corrective Training Centre in Colchester, Essex.