Gulf War veteran loses court fight

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Gulf War veteran loses court fight

Soldiers have no legal duty to look after their comrades in battle, the Appeal Court ruled in a test case yesterday.

Gulf War veteran Richard Mulcahy, 31, from Halifax, West Yorkshire, was told he cannot sue for compensation from the Ministry of Defence for hearing damage suffered in an artillery bombardment.

Asked to rule if a duty of care was owed by one serviceman to another in a war, judge Sir Iain Glidewell said: "It could be highly detrimental to the conduct of military operations."

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