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April 18, 2010

Mercenary

If Her Majesty will not make provision for the armed forces Her Majesty's subjects will have to make do.

The Sunday Telegraph has been told that a £400,000 "contingency fund", financed by private donors, was used to purchase body armour for members of 21 SAS, one of the service's two territorial regiments, prior to their deployment to Helmand in 2008.

Cash from the fund was also used to pay for operational welfare equipment, personal kit and to pay-off the mortgages of two members of 23 SAS killed in southern Afghanistan in an earlier deployment.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 18, 2010 08:07 AM