A coroner at the inquest into the deaths of three soldiers who died whilst on a test march in the Brecon Beacons says the officers in charge 'failed to comply' with army guidelines.
Coroner:Officers in charge (1A&1B) knew one soldier had been withdrawn due to heat illness but failed to comply with army guidelines(JSP539)
Coroner: alarm bells should have been ringing and march should have stopped when soldiers began to withdraw from test with heat illness
Coroner says march should have been stopped at 1214 when first heat casualty was withdrawn and again when two others were withdrawn
A coroner is expected to record verdicts today into the deaths of three army reservists who died after taking part in an SAS march on the Brecon Beacons two years ago.
An inquest had heard that despite the soldiers being incredibly fit, they were 'not adequately conditioned' for the march and that those in charge were unaware of the weather conditions.
Coroner says despite being incredibly fit, the reservists were "not adequately conditioned" for SAS test march
Coroner: those in charge were unaware of weather conditions and failed to carry out dynamic risk assessment as a result
Coroner says there was no prior contact with mountain rescue or any medical plan of how to treat casualties with heat related illness
Craig Roberts' family have arrived at court in Solihull along with James Dunsby's father, David, after a verdict is expected to be recorded into the deaths of the three soldiers following an SAS march.
The coroner, Louise Hunt, is due to give her ruling on the deaths of three soldiers who died after collapsing on an SAS test march in the Brecon Beacons.
Craig Roberts, from Penrhyn Bay, James Dunsby and Edward Maher all died from over heating in July 2013.
The inquest into the deaths of three soldiers who died following a training march in the Brecon Beacons will resume later.
Lance Corporal Craig Roberts from Penrhyn Bay, Lance Corporal Edward Maher, from Winchester and Corporal James Dunsby from Trowbridge, were all taking part in an SAS test march on one of the hottest days of the year in 2013.
Lance Corporal Maher and Lance Corporal Roberts both collapsed and died during the 16-mile march. Corporal Dunsby died from multiple organ failure more than two weeks after the march.
Up to seven other candidates, attempting selection for reserve special forces units, were also treated for the effects of heat, including four who were taken to hospital.
Senior Coroner for Birmingham and Solihull Louise Hunt is expected to record her verdict today.
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A soldier giving evidence at an inquest into the deaths of 3 men who collapsed during an SAS test march in the Brecon Beacons, says knowledge of the MODs heat illness protocols was not acceptable.
Lance Corporal Craig Roberts, from Penrhyn Bay died on the march through the Brecon Beacons on one of the hottest days of the year in 2013. Lance Corpoal Edward Maher and Corporal James Dunsby also died.
Today the court has heard from anonymous soldier 'AA', who was responsible for specialist reserves as well as logistics on the day of the march in July 2013.
He told the court, lessons have been learned.
Our reporter Alexandra Lodge is there, and sent these tweets from the inquest.
AA says soldiers may not have known about official heat guidelines (JSP539) but he says they understood principals behind heat illness
Coroner puts to AA that knowledge of heat illness was not to requisite level...AA responds "we'd prefer them to have a better understanding"
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