Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by oldbaldy, May 15, 2007.
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Just a quick one on this. Why are the deaths of servicemen KIA dealt with as FAI's? At what point does the shooting of an individual by a sniper become an accident? Just one more crock of sh*t for the toerags in Parliament to hide behind!
Don't get tied in knots over the name qman.
An FAI is just the name of an inquest in Scots law.
And they do seem to upset the MOD sometimes. Remember the Chinnook at Mull of Kintyre, the FAI came to a different conclusion than the MOD BOI.
Agreed, Oldbaldy. The Mull incident is the classic example. The MoD were exposed as lying ******** by the Sheriff, who asked very pointed questions about issues that MoD had tried to hide.
Hmm, don't forget that the House of Lords eventually agreed with the RAF's findings; casting the Sherriff's judgements into doubt. Also, the Sherriff at the MofK Chinook FAI apparently had to have the workings of a magnetic compass explained to him. So, he was well qualified to pass judgement of the technical details that were just a teensy bit more complex than 'the needle points to Magnetic North' then...
Anything that removes the appalling logjam at Oxford (and, possibly, Wiltshire now) has got to be worth considering. That said, some families are nwever going to be happy with the truth - which is sometimes simply that no-one is to blame for their loss.
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