Audio slideshow: Soldier and son

Trooper Jack Sadler was killed in December 2007, when a land mine exploded underneath his army Land Rover in the desert of southern Afghanistan.

At the inquest into the death of the 21-year-old, in July this year, a coroner in Exeter said the government should explain why such light vehicles were used for army reconnaissance patrols.

The MoD says safety of personnel is a prime concern and new equipment and vehicles have been delivered to forces.

Jack was Ian Sadler's only child. Here, he pays a moving tribute to his son.

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Images courtesy Ian Sadler, Philip Coburn, Ministry of Defence, PA and Exeter School.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 27 August 2009.


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