Three Scottish soldiers are seeking injury compensation from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) over a helicopter crash which killed three of their fellow recruits.
Christopher Hamilton, John Falconer and Dahrll Duncan are seeking up to GBP 300,000 each in injury compensation after they were forced to leave the services on medical grounds.
According to reports, the Puma helicopter was seen to be flying erratically shortly before it turned on its side and crashed, causing broken bones and cuts to the crewmembers and fatal injuries to three of them.
"Our thoughts and sympathies remain with the family, friends and former colleagues of those who were killed and with those who were injured in this tragic incident," commented an MoD spokesperson.
The news comes soon after it was reported that the MoD has been warned by auditors that it could face injury compensation bills totalling more than GBP 150 million if it loses a controversial Court of Appeal case next month.