Royal Marines death caused by failings...

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by spike7451, Nov 27, 2006.

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  1. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    From Google news;

    A coroner hearing the case of a young Royal Marine shot by his own side has found that his death was caused by "serious failings" on the part of the military.

    Marine Christopher Maddison, 24, was killed as he patrolled the Khawr Az Zubayr river in southern Iraq in a landing craft in March 2003.

    Missiles were fired at his boat after Royal Engineers soldiers manning a crossing point upriver were told they were being approached by two enemy craft, Oxford Coroner's Court was told last week.
  2. Any one like to bet that not one single senior officer gets the chop over this cock up , as usual they will close ranks and cover each others arses