Some British troops sent to the front line in Iraq were issued with only five rounds of ammunition, soldiers have told visiting MPs.
James Gray, whose North Wiltshire constituency contains a large number of Army garrisons, said soldiers from the Royal Logistics Corps were given so little ammunition that they pooled it to give those on the front line more...
..."It's pretty silly to be given just five bullets in case you are shot at," Mr Gray said. "It's all or nothing really and with five bullets you may as well have nothing.
Were this an American congressman this would have been "an outrage". But Mr. Gray says "it's pretty silly."
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Wednesday, June 18, 2003
THE WAY THE BRITS UNDERSTATE THINGS JUST TICKLES ME TO DEATH