Details from the journal of a Welsh Guards platoon commander who died in May after being injured in Afghanistan were published last night.
Lieutenant Mark Evison, 26, wrote: “I have a lack of radios, water, food and medical equipment. This, with manpower, is what these missions lack. It is disgraceful to send a platoon into a very dangerous area with two weeks’ water and food and one team medics’ pack. Injuries will be sustained which I will not be able to treat and deaths will occur which could have been stopped. We are walking on a tightrope and from what it seems here are likely to fall unless drastic measures are undertaken.”
This is in direct contradiction of the spoutings of our Prime Mentalist, His Badger, and the Jobsworth, who repeatedly claim that our troops are well equipped and that they are given everything they ask for.
Someone is not telling the truth.
I know who I believe.