Wounded British soldiers condemn US ‘cowboy’ pilot
“British soldiers injured when a US “tankbuster” aircraft attacked their convoy, killing one of their comrades, hit out angrily at the “cowboy” pilot today.
Troops wounded in Friday’s attack accused the A-10 Thunderbolt pilot of “incompetence and negligence” while others privately called for a manslaughter prosecution.
Lance Corporal of Horse Steven Gerrard, speaking from his bed on the RFA Argus in the Gulf, said: “I can command my vehicle. I can keep it from being attacked. What I have not been trained to do is look over my shoulder to see whether an American is shooting at me.”