Third SAS training soldier dies

A third army reserve soldier who died from injuries sustained during SAS selection training in the Brecon Beacons has been named as Corporal James Dunsby.

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Soldier's family: 'Hurrah & Huzzah for James Dunsby'

Cpl Dunsby was a member of the Army Reserves (The Royal Yeomanry). Credit: Ministry of Defence

The family of Corporal James Dunsby have paid a loving tribute to him, saying "a greater man you could not meet".

Cpl Dunsby became the third army reserve soldier to die from injuries sustained during SAS selection training in the Brecon Beacons.

His family said: "James was and will remain a dearly loved, son, brother and husband. He had the uniquely wonderful ability to endear, enchant and captivate all who he met with his naughty sense of humour and highly intelligent wit.

"With James as your friend you were ensured loyalty, strength, allegiance, protection and most of all a damn good laugh. James adored the Army and believed so passionately in his duty as a protector of Queen and country and of the realm.

"James was so dearly loved by so many and will be sorely missed. Hurrah & Huzzah for James Dunsby; a greater man you could not meet."

Third soldier dies after Brecon Beacons training exercise

A third army reserve soldier has died following injuries sustained in a training exercise in the Brecon Beacons, the Ministry of Defence said tonight.

A statement said:

It is with great sadness that we can confirm that a third army reserve soldier injured during a training exercise in the Brecon Beacons has died of his injuries.

The family have asked for a period of grace before he is named and request that this is respected by the media.

– Ministry of Defence

Extreme heat was thought to have been a possible cause of the injuries sustained by the soldiers on 13th July.

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Inquest fails to establish cause of soldiers' deaths

Further tests will be carried out concerning the deaths of two soldiers during SAS selection training in the Brecon Beacons.

An inquest at Brecon Law Courts in Powys, mid Wales, gave the medical deaths of the pair as "unascertained".

Lance Corporal Craig John Roberts collapsed on one of the hottest days of the year. Credit: Wales News Service

Edward John Maher and Lance Corporal Craig John Roberts collapsed on one of the hottest days of the year while climbing south Wales' highest mountain.

A military colleague of theirs remains in a serious condition.

Brecon inquest will reveal soldiers' cause of death

Inquests into the deaths of two Army reservists are due to be opened and adjourned this afternoon by Powys coroner Louise Hunt.

It is anticipated that a brief medical cause of death will be read into the public record for both cases.

The men had been on a training exercise in the Brecon Beacons Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive

Although the full facts of the case will not be heard, the hearing will see the issuing of interim death certificates - allowing the bereaved families to begin funeral preparations.

Investigations continue into death of Army reservists

Army reservist Edward Maher died alongside Lance Corporal Craig Roberts after they collapsed in soaring temperatures while scaling south Wales's highest mountain Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons on July 13.

Edward Maher, the second of two reservists who died during a selection exercise for the Territorial Army's SAS. Credit: Ministry of Defence/PA

Naming Mr Maher, whose identity had not been known until now, a Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

"Investigations are being carried out by Powys police and the army. We cannot comment any further until these investigations are complete."

In a brief statement released through the MoD, Mr Maher's family said: "At this time of great sadness, Edward's family has asked that they be left alone to grieve in private."

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