Compensation claim launched following death of soldierA compensation claim has been launched following the death of a UK soldier.
Steven Swarbrick lost his life while in a Nimrod plane crash in Afghanistan in September 2006.
The aircraft exploded in mid-air while refuelling.
It had been on an intelligence gathering mission near Kandahar when the technical failure occurred.
Mr Swarbrick's girlfriend, Laura Robson, is suing the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for £2 million.
She launched legal proceedings against the MoD - which has an annual budget of over £30 billion - at Edinburgh's court of session.
Ms Robson stated: "To all intents and purposes, we were staying together as a couple. We had talked about going away somewhere to get married," the Scotsman reports.
The 26-year-old said that she and Mr Swarbrick had planned to tie the knot in Kenya after he was due to return home.
She also claimed that she would have to sell the house they had intended to make a home out of.