Independent: Ex-soldier James Blunt 'in war of words' with RAF after 'morale-boosting trip' cancelled

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The Independent on Sunday reports that James Blunt, the award-winning singer and former Life Guards officer, has "run into trouble" with military top brass after he complained about "gross incompetence" in the Royal Air Force. RAF chiefs have protested that they were not "helping to lose the war" in Afghanistan, after Blunt criticised the transport delays that forced the cancellation of his "morale-boosting" trip to entertain British troops in the country. The aircraft involved was not an RAF aircraft, although that factor tends to be of little interest to stranded passengers.