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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

Crews tackle fire in Pirbright

A spokesman for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said:

“We were called to a fire in Pirbright at 12:07 and have sent a number of fire engines, specialist vehicles and firefighters to the scene, crews from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are also providing us with assistance. The fire covers around four hectares of trees and undergrowth.”

Crews tackle fire in Pirbright Credit: FireSnapper999
Crews tackle fire in Pirbright Credit: FireSnapper999