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Lydd camp sends team to Iraq

Contributed by editor on Dec 04, 2005 - 01:53 PM

 

LYDD CAMP SENDS TEAM TO IRAQ

A team of officers from the Operational Training and Advisory Group, based at Lydd, have flown to Iraq in an attempt to quell soldiers' fears that they will be prosecuted if they open fire when attacked.

Gen Sir Timothy Granville-Chapman, the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, is reported as saying he was worried that an "undercurrent of fear" was developing.

Senior officers are concerned that soldiers' fears of being prosecuted if they open fire when under attack in Iraq could lead to potentially fatal hesitation.