Police and military experts investigating the deaths of two soldiers in the Brecon Beacons are looking at whether emergency systems put in place by the Army were activated.
Lance Corporal Craig Roberts from Penrhyn Bay near Llandudno and a second unnamed colleague were issued with an emergency device to call for assistance. But they died during a training exercise on the weekend. Hannah Thomas reports.
A reservist who died alongside a colleague during an assessment for the Territorial Army's SAS section on the hottest day of the year was pursuing his dream, his family said today. Lance Corporal Craig Roberts died during a military exercise in the Brecon Beacons on Saturday.
In a statement issued through the Ministry of Defence today, Mr Roberts's father Kelvin said:
We are all devastated at the loss of our beloved Craig; this has left a massive hole in all our lives.
We wholeheartedly supported Craig in his military endeavours and it gives us some comfort, though great sadness, that he died in the pursuit of his dream.
Next month Craig was due to start a new post in the office of the Secretary of State for Education and we were all very proud of him.
The Ministry of Defence has named one of the two army reservists who died in the Brecon Beacons on a training exercise over the weekend. He was Lance Corporal Craig Roberts. He was originally from the Penrhyn Bay area near Llandudno and working as a teacher in London.
It's thought that he and another, still unnamed soldier who died, were taking part in a selection process for the territorial army section of the SAS.
Investigations have been continuing into the deaths during the day, as Hannah Thomas reports.
A police investigation is continuing into the deaths of two men in a military training exercise in Powys. A third man is seriously ill in hospital after Saturday's incident on the Brecon Beacons, as Hannah Thomas reports.
Former soldier Patrick Hennessey told Daybreak that the Brecon Beacons has a "certain mythology" in the army. He says it's a good training ground because it is tough. Robert Fox, defence editor for The Independent said it won't be "swept under the carpet."