Delyth Gregory-Smith, 42, of Guildford, Surrey, had claimed damages for bereavement after the Chinook crashed on the Mull of Kintyre, killing 25 security specialists, including her husband, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Gregory-Smith, 42, and four RAF crew members. The settlement brings the total compensation paid out by the MoD to nearly pounds 8m. Twelve claims are still outstanding.
The helicopter crashed into a fog-covered mountain 20 minutes after take- off from RAF Aldergrove, Northern Ireland, bound for Fort George, near Inverness. The passengers had been on their way to attend a annual gathering of experts from all areas of the security forces involved in the intelligence war against paramilitary groups in Ulster.Reuse content