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Captain James Philippson

Eddie Mair | 15:01 UK time, Friday, 15 February 2008

was killed in action in Afghanistan.


Andrew Walker, assistant coroner for Oxfordshire, said: "They were defeated not by the terrorists but by the lack of basic equipment. To send soldiers into a combat zone without basic equipment is unforgivable, inexcusable and a breach of trust between the soldiers and those who govern them."

Tonight we'll talk to James' father, who also appears on this website set up by James' family.


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