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Death patrol 'lacked equipment'

10 Nov 2009 17:31:09

Death patrol 'lacked equipment'

A serviceman was killed in an explosion in Afghanistan after a patrol failed to spot a makeshift mine because it had no metal detector, an inquest has heard.Senior Aircraftman Gary Thompson, 51, of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, died in April 2008. SAC Thompson, of Nottingham, was killed along with SAC Graham Livingstone, 23, of Glasgow, by an explosion at a river crossing near Kandahar Airfield. They had been patrolling Daman District when their Land Rover was hit. SAC Thompson became the.... read more


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