I hope this isn't miscostrued in any way, shape or form, but I believe that the Oxford Coroner, Mr Nicholas Gardiner, is a man who deserves our thanks for the way he has handled the inquests into the deaths of our servicemen (and women) who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has been compassionate to the loved ones of those killed and appears unstinting in both his support for them and for those who still serve. He has had no problem in speaking out against those who try to hinder him in the course of his duty. He has especially given our American "brothers" and the MOD short shrift as regards the manner that they have approached these inquests. Where the MOD or other public figures may speak out but don't he has done just that and I thank him. For any journos and mods this is a purely personal view and is not be taken any other way.