L/Cpl Christopher Roney, of 3rd Battalion The Rifles
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Family praise platoon medic L/Cpl Christopher Roney

The family of a British soldier killed in a friendly fire attack in Afghanistan have publicly thanked the Army medic who tried to save his life.

L/Cpl Christopher Roney, of 3rd Battalion The Rifles, died and 11 others were injured at Base Almas in Helmand, in December 2009.

An inquest in Sunderland heard US helicopter gunships mistook British soldiers for Taliban insurgents.

Ed Thomas reports.

  • 05 Sep 2012