Did anyone see this? Sky News did a segment on equipment failures for British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan that they showed live at 2040 today (Friday). The segment also was talking about the Army saying they needed more recruits (and the segment was in that vein). First they had a mother of a soldier who had died in Iraq (I believe it was the mother of Sergeant John Jones as his picture was displayed, this may have been explained in the first minute of the segment which I missed). Now, Sgt Jones died from injuries from an IED in Basra, and his mother was saying that the equipment given to British troops is "rubbish". She also said "if I were in those recruitment offices they wouldnt be getting many signing up". The Sky News anchorperson then cut to a Scots Guards Corporal in their studio who (in about a twenty second Live piece) first said he was sorry for the loss of "the woman's son" but then said "but I always say its the solider who's failed, not the equipment" and then started muttering some bollocks about "pride". Pride for what he didn't say.... I just thought it was a complete PR nightmare for every second this Scots Guard was on and he made the British Army look like some sort of stubborn uncaring organisation. I should mention he appeared in uniform with his beret on. This guy wasnt from the regiment that Sgt Jones served in (RRF)...he was tongue-tied and obviously not the right person to send to Sky News be a spokesman for the Army in a Live piece, why did it happen?