The continuing fight against the IED threat in Afghanistan

IEDs, Improvised Explosive Devices, are one of the biggest combat threats to soldiers deploying to Afghanistan. Having spoken to many servicemen injured and family members who have lost someone in this way, I am only too aware of the scale of the threat posed by IEDs.

“Green on Blue” Attacks and so called “Rogues”

I was saddened to learn of the tragic death of a member of 28 Engineer Regiment who was fatally injured by an Afghan Solider in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province, Afghanistan on 7th January 2013. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family. This incident is one of a rising number of so…

Soldiers’ families get permission to sue MoD over Iraq deaths

Relatives of soldiers killed while patrolling in Snatch Land Rovers have won the right to sue the Government for compensation. Numerous members of the armed forces were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan while patrolling in the Land Rovers, nicknamed ‘mobile coffins’ by squaddies. Families of several servicemen are now claiming damages over the deaths –…

The continuing fight against the IED threat in Afghanistan

IEDs, Improvised Explosive Devices, are one of the biggest combat threats to soldiers deploying to Afghanistan. Having spoken to many servicemen injured and family members who have lost someone in this way, I am only too aware of the scale of the threat posed by IEDs.