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Fury of soldier's grieving mother

18 Aug 2009 07:03:45

Fury of soldier's grieving mother

The mother of the 200th British soldier killed in Afghanistan has angrily accused politicians of leaving troops "short-changed".Hazel Hunt's son, Richard, 21, of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Welsh, died on Saturday after being injured on patrol. She said troops needed more and better equipment and called Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth "stupid and arrogant". Mr Ainsworth has predicted UK forces could hand over many frontline duties to Afghan troops in about a year. General Sir Richard.... read more


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