Inquest into RAF airman's death

A coroner has recorded that Cpl Brent McCarthy and Welsh Guard Lance Cpl Davies were unlawfully killed while on act of service.

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RAF airman treated like 'second class citizen', family say

The family of an RAF policeman shot dead in Afghanistan have raised concerns about his level of combat training.

A lawyer acting for the family of Cpl Brent McCarthy, an RAF policeman from Telford, told an inquest into his death that they were concerned he was treated like a "second class citizen" compared with colleagues in the Army.

They said he would get into the firing range in training - but come back without firing a single shot.

Sometimes, he would be left behind in the classroom as no vehicles were available.

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