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"Being in the Army was one of her ambitions". School pays tribute to Surrey Army recruit who died in training

Megan Park, 21, died while undergoing initial training at Pirbright Camp in Surrey Credit: ITV Meridian

The former school of the Army recruit who died while undergoing initial Army training has paid tribute to her.

Megan Park, who was 21, collapsed and died at the Army Training Centre in Pirbright in Surrey after taking part in an exercise.

"The School staff were saddened on hearing the news of Megan’s death yesterday. Staff who taught Megan and particularly Megan’s Head of Year, Mrs Hughes remember Megan as a polite, hard working young person willing and keen to involve herself in many activities. As an individual Megan knew want she wanted to achieve and being in the Army was one of her ambitions. Megan's focus on her studies reflected her determination to be successful in her future career. Our sympathy goes to Megan’s family at this sad time."

– Witton Park Academy

Family pay tribute young army recruit who died at barracks in Surrey

Megan Park Credit: Family photo

A recruit who has died while undergoing initial Army training was named tonight as Megan Park. Her family said she had always wanted to be in the armed forces and had started her dream job.

The Army said she had died while undergoing initial training at the Army Training Centre (ATC) Pirbright, in Surrey.

The family of the 21-year-old from Lancashire said: "It is with deepest regret that Megan's family must announce that she has sadly passed on, doing the thing she loved. Ever since Megan was at school, she always wanted to be in the armed forces. Everybody who knew Megan was aware of this. She was so excited about going. It was the start of her dream job. Megan is going to be missed by so many people, friends and colleagues. Although she will be deeply missed her presence will always be alive. Megan will always go on in people's memories for her lively sense of humour and her fun sarcasm and quirky personality. The family are very grateful for all the good wishes and thoughts and just ask that people respect our privacy at this time."

An Army spokeswoman said: "The incident is being investigated and it would not be appropriate to comment further at this time. We offer our condolences to the family and ask that you respect their privacy while they come to terms with their sudden loss."

Pirbright is only four miles from Deepcut, where four soldiers died between 1995 and 2002 amid claims of bullying and abuse. Privates Cheryl James, Sean Benton, James Collinson and Geoff Gray all suffered gunshot wounds.

Reports that recruit, who died during Army training, was a young woman

There are reports that the recruit was a girl Credit: PA

A recruit has died while undergoing initial Army training. The incident happened at the Army Training Centre in Pirbright, Surrey.

The Army hasn't revealed the age or gender of the person but The Sun reported the victim was a young woman who had completed a tough two-day exercise.

Pirbright is only four miles from Deepcut, where four soldiers died between 1995 and 2002 amid claims of bullying and abuse.

Privates Cheryl James, Sean Benton, James Collinson and Geoff Gray all sustained gunshot wounds.

Recruit dies during Army training

A recruit has died while undergoing initial Army training. The incident happened at the Army Training Centre in Pirbright, Surrey.

An Army spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that a recruit has died while undergoing initial training at the Army Training Centre (ATC) Pirbright. The incident is being investigated and it would not be appropriate to comment further at this time.

"We offer our condolences to the family and ask that you respect their privacy while they come to terms with their sudden loss."

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Video report on Salisbury Plain army crash

Six soldiers are in hospital tonight after troop carriers crashed on Salisbury plain.

Twenty were taken for treatment by road and air ambulance. Two officers were airlifted with serious leg injuries, and another with wounds to the head. The accident happened during a counter terrorism exercise involving British and Indian troops

Video: dramatic footage from scene of army crash on Salisbury Plain

Dramatic video from Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. Six soldiers are in hospital after troop carriers crashed on Salisbury plain. Up to a dozen injured were taken to hospital by road and air ambulance. Two officers were airlifted with serious leg injuries, another was treated for head wounds.

Army vehicles recovered from crash scene on Salisbury Plain

An army officer and a sergeant suffered serious leg injuries after their four tonne truck crashed into the back of another vehicle during a training exercise.

A total of 11 soldiers were hospitalised following a smash between three military troop carriers on Salisbury Plain on Wednesday night.

Army truck 'crashed into back of another vehicle'

An army officer and a sergeant suffered serious leg injuries after their four tonne truck crashed into the back of another vehicle during a training exercise.

A total of 11 soldiers were hospitalised following a smash between three military troop carriers on Salisbury Plain on Wednesday night.

Police released more details about the accident they believe happened when three trucks carrying Indian and British soldiers were travelling in convoy.

The front passengers of the rear truck were the most seriously injured - including an officer and a sergeant who were having leg surgery.

The driver of the third vehicle, another officer, suffered leg bruising and head injuries, while eight more people - all believed to be men - were also treated.

The crash happened at around 6.30pm on Wednesday in a field near to Westdown Camp, in Wiltshire.

Investigations are still ongoing but officers confirmed it is not believed mechanical failure played a part in the crash.

Officers, who have concluded a scene investigation, are now looking at potential human and environmental causes for the crash.

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