Heat-wave in the UK claims a victim

BRECON BEACONS: Scene of four army deaths in three years

In a tragedy reminiscent of similar events three years ago a soldier has died in army exercises on the hottest day of the year so far for most of the UK.  The male soldier died on July 19 during an exercise on the Brecon Beacons which formed part of a seven week course for promotion to platoon sergeant. 

He collapsed when running and though he was with colleagues at the time they were able to do little for him.  The cause of death is still unclear and the man has yet to be named.  In July 2013 three soldiers died while training for SAS selection, also on the Brecon Beacons.  At the inquest the coroner said that the army had been guilty of a catalogue of mistakes.

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    • kay peukert

      20 July 2016 • 21:46

      It is about time that something was done to stop the UK
      Government killing off people By dubious cons:
      Old people no health care- lack of money for food and heating and well sorry but I thought the army deserved better treatment.
      The brits didn’t call David Cameron the 21st century
      Hitler in europe for nothing.

    • Norman Clarkson

      21 July 2016 • 11:43

      Don’t worry Kay it will get worse now Brexit is here.

    • Norman Clarkson

      21 July 2016 • 11:52

      The idea of the army is to train hard, otherwise you get killed in battle if you are weak…It is the media that causes conflict and builds up hate and name calling which is the lowest form of wit


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