L/Cpl Michael Pritchard
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Apology call over death of soldier Michael Pritchard

A former Army major is calling for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to make a public apology to the family of a Sussex soldier, who was killed by so called friendly fire.

Major Richard Streatfield, from Kent, made the call as he released a book about his time in the Army. In it he writes about L/Cpl Michael Pritchard from Eastbourne, who was shot dead in Afghanistan in 2009.

L/Cpl Pritchard's mother Helen Perry welcomed the claim.

The MoD said the circumstances of his death were fully investigated and the standard operating procedures used in Afghanistan changed as a result.

  • 17 Mar 2014
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