Stolen Night Vision Goggles Offered For Sale On Ebay

And MoD police fear they could end up being used against British troops by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. Scroll down for more… {2} A 30-year-old naval rating was arrested last month after a pair was found in his quarters at the Royal Naval Air Station at Yeovilton, Somerset, following an anonymous tip-off. “This is pretty serious,” a senior MoD official said last night. “The Taliban are desperate to get hold of military NVGs [night vision goggles] because they are hugely superior to the civilian ones you can buy for 300 or so. “You give a Taliban sniper one of these and our advantage at night disappears. We’d have a lot more people coming home in body bags.” News of the thefts comes just two weeks after a coroner slammed as “unforgivable and inexcusable” MoD failures that contributed to the death of a British Paratrooper.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-523774/Stolen-night-vision-goggles-offered-sale-eBay.html

Young soldier who wandered off after night-vision goggles went missing was caught, tortured and murdered by Taliban

Highlander McLaren went to retrieve the goggles, which had been left by another soldier at a nearby vehicle checkpoint. His unit had been warned about the importance of looking after their kit and why it was vital it did not fall into enemy hands. The soldier, from Edinburgh and on his first tour of duty, later mentioned going to bring back the goggles but a comrade told him there was no point because they were due to go on patrol a few hours later. Soldier injured in explosion in Afghanistan dies two days after being flown home But shortly after completing his sentry duty at 2am on July 4, Highlander McLaren was caught on CCTV walking out of the base wearing full body armour and carrying his SA-80 assault rifle.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2072158/Scott-McLaren-went-night-vision-goggles-caught-murdered-Taliban.html