Speaking after a coroner ruled that neglect contributed to the deaths of three Army reservists, Brigadier John Donnelly, director of army personnel services, said: "We are truly sorry for all the mistakes the coroner identified today."
No part of the armed forces can be above the law, the widow of an army reservist has said following the conclusion of the inquest into his death.
Bryher Dunsby said the inquest into her husband James's death had uncovered "countless and embarrassing failings" as she accused the Ministry of Defence of "losing sight" of its values and demonstrating "no responsibility".
Speaking outside the inquest in Solihull, she urged the MoD to show "maturity and look at its failings, and to want to improve".
She paid tribute to her "chivalrous, loyal and high-spirited" husband, saying he would have been "hugely disappointed" in the MoD.
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A coroner has ruled that there were gross failings by the Ministry of Defence and that the death of the three soldiers were contributed by neglect.
Coroner rules there were gross failings by MOD and soldiers deaths were contributed by neglect
Coroner now presenting report to prevent future deaths. Says MOD still doesn't have clear plan and guidance on treatment of heat illness
The coroner finished her conclusion at the inquest with a tribute to the three soldiers. She described them as 'exceptionally talented, exceptionally fit' and added that 'all three are still sorely missed.'
The coroner has ruled out unlawful killing after three soldier died whilst on an SAS test march in the Brecon Beacons.
She has also reported that a 'catalogue of very serious mistakes' was made by those involved in the exercise.
Coroner: "there was a catalogue of very serious mistakes made by many people in this exercise" And "systemic failings within organisation"
"It was the actions or in-actions of many that resulted in the soldiers deaths. Therefore not recording ruling of unlawful killing"
Coroner: It was a gross failure not to notice soldiers were static on gps tracker
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Coroner:Officers in charge (1A&1B) knew one soldier had been withdrawn due to heat illness but failed to comply with army guidelines(JSP539)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.