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Royal Marine who died during Dartmoor exercise named

A Royal Marine trainee who died last week during an exercise on Dartmoor has been named as Lieutenant Gareth Jenkins.

Lieutenant Jenkins was based at the Commando Training Centre at Lympstone, Devon.

He died on Thursday during a 30-mile march across upland Dartmoor which is the last major test undertaken as part of the 32-week Commando course.

Trainees must navigate the route themselves and complete it within eight hours while carrying additional safety equipment.

The Royal Navy has expressed sympathy at his death and said an investigation is currently underway.

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