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SAS officer had no specific training in heat illness

The officer in charge of a test march, during which SAS candidates died on the hottest day of the year in July 2013, has told an inquest he had no prior specific training in heat illness.

ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn is at the hearing.

SAS officer: There was no reason to discuss weather

The officer in charge of an SAS selection test in the Brecon Beacons, during which three army reservists died, has told an inquest he was not aware it would be the hottest day of the year.

L/Cpl Edward Maher, L/Cpl James Dunsby and L/Cpl Craig Roberts died in July 2013. Credit: MoD/PA Wire

ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn is at the inquest.

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SAS officer was not trained to write risk assessment

The officer in charge of a SAS selection march, during which three reserve soldiers died, has told an inquest into their deaths he had no training on writing a risk assessment.

ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn is at the inquest:

SAS inquest: GPS data reveals routes taken by soldiers

GPS tracking data that reveals the routes three soldiers, who died during an SAS selection march in July 2013, took has been shown at an inquest into their deaths.

ITV News Wales & West of England Correspondent Rupert Evelyn is at the inquest:

SAS training chief 'unware' of heat injury protocols

The chief instructor of an an army reserve unit during the SAS selection march in which 3 men died, has told their inquest he was unaware of military guidelines on heat related illness.

The official guidelines state that all activity must be suspended if anybody becomes incapacitated due to heat injury.

ITV News Wales & West of England Correspondent Rupert Evelyn is at the inquest:

On the day the 3 men died in July 2013 at least 12 men suffered heat related illness but no order was given to call off the march.

Soldier tells of attempts to revive collapsed comrade

The reservists were taking part in an infamous SAS march across the Brecon Beacons

An army reservist has described how he repeatedly tried to revive a fellow soldier who died from heat stroke just 500 meters from the end of an SAS training march.

Speaking at an inquest into the deaths of three reserve soldiers, special forces candidate '1D', said that he found one of the men - Lance Corporal Craig Roberts - lying face down by a stream.

The man immediately tried to cool L/Cpl Roberts down by pouring water on him and shading him with his hat.

Having pressed the emergency button on L/Cpl Roberts' tracker, 1D rolled his colleague over and put him into the recovery position.

In evidence to the fourth day of the inquest, 1D said efforts to revive L/Cpl Roberts on the Brecon Beacons lasted for around two hours, but ultimately failed.

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Soldier's body found near stream in 'freakish' weather

An inquest into the deaths of three army reservists on the Brecon Beacons in South Wales in July 2013 has been hearing from a witness who found the body of L/Cpl Craig Roberts.

ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn is at the inquest.

SAS inquest: Soldier was 'hallucinating' due to heat

An army reservist has told an inquest that he was hallucinating and struggling to walk during an SAS exercise on which three soldiers died.

The man, referred to as soldier 4E, told the inquest into the three men's deaths that he had "struggled" from the start of the 16-mile exercise.

The inquest has heard that at least seven other soldiers suffered heat-related illness during the march on the Brecon Beacons in South Wales on July 13 2013.

Giving evidence on the third day of the inquest, soldier 4E explained that he was medically withdrawn on the second-to-last leg of the march.

"My main objective really was to get back to a checkpoint where I knew there was water and there was a medic. I was feeling very confused and I was hallucinating as well, so I wasn't in a very good state really."

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SAS inquest: Soldier 'wasn't allowed to see a doctor'

A soldier who suffered an acute kidney injury during an SAS selection process in which three men died has told an inquest that when he asked to be sent to hospital he was told "the press would have a field day" if they found out.

Soldier 2D said he "kept asking to see a doctor but was told they were otherwise engaged".

The reservist said he "repeatedly asked to see a doctor" when he collapsed after the exercise, conducted in sweltering heat in July 2013, but was told he "was under the army's jurisdiction and it was up to them if I was sent to a civilian hospital".

2D said he believed the fatal exercise was "not designed with the conditions in mind". He said the SAS had "an uncompromising do-or-die attitude" which was demonstrated by the fact that the day after the men died on the Brecon Beacons, the recruits were sent out on another march.

SAS inquest: Some soldiers urged on despite medic fears

A soldier who was part of the ill-fated special forces training trek on which three reservists died, has told the inquest into their deaths he was urged to continue the march despite medical advice to withdraw.

ITV News Midlands Reporter Ben Chapman is at the hearing:

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