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Infantry soldier Josh Hoole who died while on a training exercise was conducting a 'standard fitness test', according to the Ministry of Defence.
The eight-mile march began at infantry centre Dering Lines in Brecon around 7am on Tuesday - which was the hottest day of the year so far.
Soldiers were carrying a total weight of 25kg and were wearing boots, carrying webbing, a burgen and a rifle.
The MoD says the march was 'basic combat fitness' and it is a 'standard minimum requirement test'.
The march was conducted along tarmacked roads along the Brecon Beacons. It is understood there were no hills along the route.
The march lasted for two hours and upon returning to the centre, Mr Hoole collapsed and an ambulance was called.
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The soldier who died in Brecon while on a training exercise has been described as a 'beautiful grandson' and a 'superfit boy' by his family.
Josh Hoole, from Ecclefechan near Lockerbie in Scotland, was a member of The Rifles regiment.
The 26-year-old, who died on Tuesday, was conducting pre-course training for the Platoon Sergeants' Battle Course, which is described as "both mentally and physically demanding".
His grandfather John Craig said he was a 'beautiful grandson.'
"He was a dedicated soldier. He always wanted to be top dog. He was a superfit boy, he kept very fit."
"He visited me regularly, every chance he got. I took a bottle of whisky to him on the 12th of July for his 26th birthday."
Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a soldier in the Brecon Beacons.
The infantry soldier died on the morning of Tuesday 19 July - the hottest day of the year so far.
Police are working closely with the Ministry of Defence in relation to this sudden death. Next of kin and HM Coroner have been informed.”
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Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin told the House of Commons Defence Committee that she wanted to express her sorrow at the "very sad death" and to "make the commitment that the Ministry of Defence will, of course, be undertaking a full investigation and will share that with the committee".
Following Tuesday's death, an Army spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that a soldier from ITC Catterick died on 19 July while conducting pre-course training for the Platoon Sergeants' Battle Course in Brecon."
A soldier has died during a training exercise on the hottest day of the year so far.
The infantry soldier in the Rifles regiment died on Tuesday while on a training exercise in the Brecon Beacons, the MOD said.
Temperatures on Tuesday peaked at just above 30C (86F) in Brecon, the Met Office said.
His death comes after three soldiers died during an SAS exercise in the same area in 2013.
Lance Corporals Edward Maher and Craig Roberts were pronounced dead on the Brecon Beacons in 2013 after suffering heatstroke during a 16-mile (26km) SAS test march - on one of the hottest days of that year.
Corporal James Dunsby died from multiple organ failure more than two weeks later.
Ten other soldiers also suffered heat illness during the expedition.