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.