Are these two statements true? Defence minister Quentin Davies, who is responsible for procurement, disputes this family's story. "What we do in defence procurement is to make sure that you provide the best equipment that is available at the time," he said. "Nobody goes and buys paint in Afghanistan in order to spray their own rifle. "All the weapons we issue are of the best possible specification and we wouldn't allow people to use weapons or any other personal kit that wasn't specified." Full story:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8290803.stm Now I've heard that soldiers buy quite a lot of kit on personal account prior to going on operations. A Governemtn Minister is telling me that this is not true on the BBC. Anyone care to comment?