MoD admits delay in supplies

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The Independent Online

British troops are still waiting for hundreds of armoured vehicles they were told would protect them from bomb blasts on the streets of Afghanistan.

Barely half of more than 800 armoured vehicles ordered by ministers over the past three years have been delivered – and many of those that have entered service have not yet made it to Afghanistan, according to a Ministry of Defence document.

The revelation comes after Major Sebastian Morley, a former SAS commander in Afghanistan, said the Government had "blood on its hands" over the "unnecessary deaths" of four soldiers killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb.