Soldier dies in Cumbria army base incident

One soldier has died and another has been injured after an incident at an Army training centre in Cumbria, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed.

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Tributes to 'best dad' killed at Army training centre

Sergeant Mark Foley of The Light Dragoons was killed in a military vehicle during training. Credit: Ministry of Defence/PA Wire

The wife of a soldier killed at an Army training base has paid tribute to him as her "soul mate" and "best friend".

Father-of-two Sergeant Mark Foley, 31, who served in Afghanistan, was killed in Warcop, Cumbria, while travelling in a military vehicle yesterday.

An investigation into the accident, which injured two other soldiers, is under way.

Paying tribute to her husband, who served with Norfolk-based The Light Dragoons, Kelly Foley said he was "the best dad ever" to daughters Emily and Hannah.

His commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel James Senior, said: "Sergeant Foley was an exceptionally talented, battle-hardened soldier who embodied everything that is good about our profession.

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