Following up something I heard on Today yesterday (huh?). In the light of the Herc being downed not being fitted with explosion suppresent foam, someone was suggesting that the MOD should now regard itself on notice that it may be had for coroporate manslaughter should more servicemen die and it could be shown that reasonable protective measures could have been taken. Now, I'm not a fan of everything ending up in courts, but it would make a change for the political wing of the MOD to be up in court and not the servicemen. But that's a whole other thread. What I wanted to ask was if anyone could think of actions/inactions by MOD which are questionable. At the risk of airing dirty lauindry maybe someone would take notice? Wishful thinking I know, but there's been one thing bugging me for ages. Back in about 95 I think, a member of the safety staff in BATUS was killed when a redtop landie was run over by a Warrior. The board of inquiry afterwards found that visibility for a closed down WR driver was very poor, and recommended that BATUS WRs be fitted with the Desert WR drivers hatch, which has 3 vision ports not just 1. At least, that's my recollection - can anyone shed more light on this one. What I do remember is that in 97 the only WR fitted with the 3 port hatch were the red tops for 4 group. All the BG WRs still had the old 1 port hatches. Anyone been over recently and can confirm this is still the case? Also - I presume recommendations of a board of inquiry are just that, recommendations and therefore not binding. But in light of my point at the beginning, is it wise to ignore such findings?