Blair’s knighthood ‘an insult’ to Spennymoor soldier David Wilson


THE twin brother of a soldier who died in Iraq said his ‘blood ran cold’ on hearing Tony Blair was being knighted, despite his highly controversial and costly invasions of the Middle East as Prime Minister.

Lance Corporal David Wilson, who was 27 and from Spennymoor, died from a gunshot wound at Basra airbase in 2008 where he served with 9 Regiment Army Air Corps.

His twin, Mike Wilson, now 40, said he was ‘disgusted’ that the former premier was awarded a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter in the New Year Honours list, adding it is ‘an insult to David’s memory’.

Lance Corporal David Wilson died from a gunshot wound

Mr Blair, who represented the Sedgefield constituency, has faced fierce criticism for 20 years for sending troops into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the 2001 terror attacks on the Twin Towers in New York and…

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