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The Ministry of Defence has confirmed the death of a soldier during a training exercise on the North Yorkshire Moors.
Private Michael Ihemere from the West Mercian Regiment was taking part in a routine exercise in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The 26-year-old soldier, who was based at Marne Barracks near Catterick., had recently returned from Afghanistan.
Today, his colleagues and his widow, held a parade in his memory.
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.
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:
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.
Police say paramedics tried to revive the soldier who died during a training exercise in North Yorkshire on Wednesday.
The soldier's collapse follows the deaths of three reservists in the Brecon Beacons who were on an SAS selection course when temperatures reached 30 degrees celsius in July.
They were carrying heavy packs while attempting to cross the Pen y Fan mountain.
Conditions in North Yorkshire were much cooler on Wednesday, around 17 degrees celsius with a slight breeze.
It was not clear if soldiers were carrying heavy loads in this exercise.
The Ministry of Defence training ground on the North Yorkshire Moors above Catterick where a 26-year-old soldier died while on exercise.
The soldier had recently returned from Afghanistan.
A 26-year-old soldier has died after collapsing while on a moorland training exercise in North Yorkshire.
The death is not being treated as suspicious. The soldier collapsed near Leyburn on Wednesday morning and died at the scene.
His name has not yet been released.