25 April 2014 - THE mother of a fallen South Tyneside soldier fears she will face another delay in knowing why her daughter was sent to war.
Staff Sergeant Sharron Elliott, 34, died when her boat was blown up near Basra in Iraq, in November 2006 – the first female British soldier to die in the conflict.
Reports yesterday suggested there will be another delay in Sir John Chilcot’s report into why and how the country went to war in 2003, and the findings may now not be made public until after the General Election next year.
Mrs Manning, 69, said: “It’s very upsetting. It’s bad enough for the younger ones, but I’m getting that bit older now and if they don’t hurry up, I’m not going to get the truth.
“This inquiry was supposed to come out in 2012, and it’s still going on. They’re now saying now that it’s going to come out after the election in 2015. That says to me that there’s something in there that is going to be bad for the Government that they don’t want to come out.” read more>>>