Couldn't see this elsewhere. If already posted, MODs please delete / merge as appropriate. BBC News reporting the latest twist in the forthcoming trial of those charged with the killing of the six RMP's at Majar al-Kabir, 24th june 2003. BBC News - Red Cap families 'excluded' from Iraq trial Timeline: 24 June 2003 - Six soldiers are killed by a mob while defending a police station in Al Majar al-Kabir, 120 miles north of Basra. 22 January 2004 - Sgt Simon Hamilton-Jewell's brother calls for a public inquiry into the deaths of the six men. This request has so far been rejected. 31 March 2006 - An inquest into their killings finds that the men had been given antiquated radios and inadequate ammunition. However, Coroner Nicholas Gardiner ruled that their deaths could not have been avoided. 4 May 2006 - Iraqi authorities issue first of 16 warrants for the arrest of suspects. 12 February 2010 - Eight Iraqis arrested in connection to the case August 2010 - Armed Forces Minister Nick Harvey informs the men's families that five of the seven remaining suspects had seen their charges dropped. --- It does seem that John Hutton made a commitment that could not be kept, just to pacify the families of the six RMP's. Any thoughts on whether the US Government would have instructed the families in this way, if these had been US RMP's? RIP the six.