- 6 updates
Michael Ihemere's commanding officer has paid tribute to the British army soldier who died on Wednesday, describing the 26-year-old Nigerian as "likeable, kind and talented".
Lieutenant Colonel Mark Ellwood said:
The British army soldier who has died on a training exercise was deployed to Afghanistan in October 2012.
Michael Ihemere from Umuodo, Nigeria served with C Company and was based in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand province.
A British army soldier who died after collapsing while on a three-mile run during a moorland training exercise was named by the Ministry of Defence today as Private Michael Ihemere, 26, from Nigeria.
A 26-year-old British army soldier died at the scene after collapsing during a training exercise on a North Yorkshire moor, police said.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said:
The death of a British army solider in a training exercise comes a month after three servicemen died from injuries sustained during SAS selection training in Wales.
Lance Corporal Craig Roberts, Corporal James Dunsby and reservist Edward Maher died after undertaking the arduous training on the Brecon Beacons during a heatwave in July
Conditions in North Yorkshire were much cooler on Wednesday, around 17C with a slight breeze.
The MoD has not yet named the soldier involved but said incidents can sometimes occur "due to pre-existing conditions and not necessarily due to the training itself."
A 26-year-old soldier has died during a training exercise in North Yorkshire, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.
It has been reported that the soldier from the 1st Battalion Merican Regiment was taking part in a three-mile run at the Catterick Garrison training area when he collapsed.