The Medical Board of the British Army has recommended that SAS sniper Sergeant Danny Nightingale should be medically discharged as a result of serious brain damage he suffered in 2009, his lawyer said today.
Former SAS sniper Danny Nightingale will face a retrial over illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition on July 1.
A message on the Facebook campaign group 'Free Danny Nightingale' read: "Sorry to say a re-trial has been ordered. More to follow shortly, once we're out of court. Thank you to all who have continued to support us, and as a family we now need all the help we can get. Take care all."
Sergeant Danny Nightingale pleaded not guilty to illegally possessing a Glock 9mm pistol and more than 300 rounds of ammunition
Former SAS sniper sergeant Danny Nightingale will face a retrial for illegally possessing a pistol. The date has yet to be set.
The case of former SAS sniper Danny Nightingale has been adjourned until this afternoon after the judge was handed new material.
The judge said he needs time to consider and will give a decision on how to proceed with the case at 1:30pm
Former SAS sniper Sergeant Danny Nightingale has arrived at military court where he is expected to find out today whether he will face a retrial for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition.
Sally Nightingale, the wife of SAS sniper Danny Nightingale told Daybreak she feels "nervous" about today's hearing, where her husband will learn whether his legal ordeal is at an end.
Last month Danny Nightingale won an appeal against a conviction for illegally possessing a pistol last month, but may still face a re-trial.
Sally told Daybreak the court process has cost the family around £150,000 so far, she said, "what we ultimately would love, for this to just be dropped, that would be the ultimate goal."
An Iraq veteran whose conviction forillegally possessing a pistol and ammunition was overturned will learn today whether his legal ordeal is at an end.
Former SAS sniper Danny Nightingale won his appeal against the conviction last month but was ordered to stand re-trial.
Today he will seek to convince a military court that this would not be in the public interest.