Son of British General one of Many Wounded in Afghanistan

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  1. From The Times
    July 22, 2009
    Harry Parker, son of British general, loses leg in Taleban blast

    A British casualty is treated earlier in the Afghan conflict: scores have been injured in recent weeks
    Deborah Haynes and Tom Coghlan in Helmand Province

    The son of a senior British general lost a leg and suffered multiple injuries in a bomb blast while leading a foot patrol in southern Afghanistan on Saturday.

    Captain Harry Parker, 26, of the 4th Battalion The Rifles, was flown back to Britain and is receiving treatment in Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham, where seriously injured troops are taken. He is the son of Lieutenant-General Sir Nick Parker
    More on the link
  2. I wonder how Selly Oak is coping with this significant surge in casualties? Does anyone know?
  3. Colonel on Channel 4 News said that they have the facilities to deal with it. Hope so.