- Michael Asiamah says he suffered a cold injury during exercises in Leicestershire
- Said black people of Caribbean and African origin are more susceptible to cold
- Mr Asiamah said the lack of proper clothing has left him with numbness and pain
- Claims superiors failed to warn him to bring kit such as gloves, socks and boots
An African soldier is suing the military for £150,000 after accusing them of failing to protect him from the British winter.
Michael Asiamah says he suffered from a 'cold-related' condition after officers neglected to supply him with warm clothing during an 18-hour exercise in the freezing wind.
The 36-year-old, who served with the Adjutant General's Corps, said the army exposed him to the cold despite knowing that people of black Caribbean and African origin are more susceptible to cold injuries.
Mr Asiamah, who was born in Ghana, told the High Court the exercises on Salisbury Plain and Naseby Battlefield in Leicestershire left him with numbness and pain.
He claims that superiors failed to warn him to bring kit such as gloves, winter socks and boots for the exercise in March 2016, and when he told them about his susceptibility to the cold he was told to carry on..."