From BBCi The mother of a Scots soldier killed in Iraq has called for a meeting with "the top man" Tony Blair to convey her anger over her son's death. Gordon Gentle, 19, who served with the Royal Highland Fusiliers, died in a roadside explosion in Basra in June. Rose Gentle believes the Ministry of Defence was negligent and breached its duty of care towards her son. She said her family, from Glasgow, wanted to see the prime minister to ask him about his policy in Iraq. They have already revealed plans to sue the MoD over Private Gentle's death. Mrs Gentle believes her son's death could have been avoided if his patrol had been equipped with an electronic signal jamming device. She said this could have stopped the bomb being detonated. Speaking at a media conference on Tuesday, Mrs Gentle said: "I want to see the top man. "If I met Tony Blair right now, I would ask him to sit down and think why he is sending young kids to their death for the sake of lies which are coming out. "He said if there were no nuclear weapons he would resign, so why is he going to be sending more young kids out there?" John Cooper - the barrister who represented relatives of the soldiers who died at the Deepcut Army Barracks - will handle her case. Mrs Gentle previously stormed out of a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott after accusing him of "talking rubbish". She said: "After our experience with John Prescott, we are more determined than ever to stick at it, in the hope that we can help prevent other families from having to go through the loss and suffering we have faced. "I am sure thousands of other families feel the same as us, and want our sons and daughters home out of Iraq." She also claims the MoD placed a jamming device on Pte Gentle's vehicle only hours after it was attacked. Mrs Gentle said: "It was just sheer neglect, why didn't they put it on in the first place? "Every time something happens with the Army there's always a cover-up so I think it's time somebody started putting their points forward." Scottish Socialist Party member George McNeilage also claimed Pte Gentle would still be alive if the MoD had fitted his vehicle with a new piece of equipment. He said it was a jamming device which was not installed in the vehicle Pte Gentle was travelling in. Labour MP Eric Joyce, a former Army major, expressed sadness and sympathy for Mrs Gentle's loss. However, Mr Joyce said the death of soldiers was an inevitable consequence of deploying troops. He added: "Protection is an important priority for any commander, but you cannot, ultimately, remove the risk of someone putting a bomb at a roadside and waiting for troops to come along. "As far as electronic devices are concerned, there can be no way of preventing this kind of incident absolutely, it would be quite impossible, some devices have no electronic impulses." The MoD has offered its sympathies to the Gentle family but said it could not discuss details of protective equipment made available to soldiers.