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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.

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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.

Two army officers seriously injured in Salisbury Plain crash

Police in Wiltshire are investigating the road accident involving military vehicles on Salisbury Plain. There were at least 20 casualties.

Officers carried out a detailed examination of the area overnight to determine how this incident happened.

Two army officers, who were air lifted by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital, have life-changing injuries. Both have serious injuries to their legs. They were travelling in the third truck in the convoy. The third officer in this vehicle sustained minor head and leg injuries. He was taken to Salisbury District Hospital.

A total of nine people were taken to Salisbury District Hospital with minor injuries.

Military back on Salisbury Plain after flood relief

The Royal Wessex Yeomanry on weekend exercises on Salisbury Plain Credit: British Army

Fresh from supporting the military response to the multi-agency flood relief effort in Dorset, it has been back out on to Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, for Army Reservists from the Royal Wessex Yeomanry, for one of their most dynamic weekend exercises in recent years.

The civilian volunteers, who spend the working week as window cleaners, shop assistants and company directors, have been working with the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank and the most powerful helicopter in the RAF's fleet during an intense weekend training mission called Exercise Spring Warrior.

Like all of the training they do, it was about preparing them to do it for real whilst deployed on operations in support of the Regular Army. The majority of the 50 or more Reservists who took part in Exercise Spring Warrior are based at B Squadron in Salisbury.

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Great Bustard brought back to Britain

Great Bustard bird will be re-introduced after being extinct for years Credit: David Kjaer

Birdworld have teamed up with the Great Bustard Group to home the first pair of Great Bustards in Britain for years.

The bird has been extinct in this country since the 1840s but are a missing piece of UK wildlife heritage

Both of the birds will be kept in an aviary as they are unable to be released into the wild.

David Waters, Director of Great Bustard Group, said: "Birdworld's ongoing support for the conservation and reintroduction of the Great Bustard makes a real difference to the work of the GBG."

Great Bustards re-introduced in Britain

Birdworld has been supporting the project to re-establish Great Bustards Credit: David Kjaer

Birdworld and the Great Bustard Group are undertaking a project to bring the Great Bustard bird back to Britain after years of extinction.

The Great Bustard Project was created to re-introduce the species and works tirelessly to re-establish the birds in the UK to create a self sustaining population.

Birdworld has been supporting the Great Bustard Project for several years now by giving a percentage of all money raised in raffles and collections.

As well as fundraising, Birdworld has also been raising awareness of the plight of the Great Bustard with information boards and taxidermy at the park.

The extinct bird are a missing piece of UK wildlife heritage Credit: David Kjaer
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