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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.
Former Army officer Johnny Mercer MP said no death in training was acceptable following the death of a Catterick soldier in BreconRead the full story ›
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."
An infantry soldier from Ecclefechan, in Dumfries and Galloway, has died while on a training exercise on the hottest day of the year.Read the full story ›
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.”
An infantry soldier has died while on a training exercise.
The MOD said the soldier, from the Infantry Training Centre, in Catterick, North Yorkshire, died in the Brecon area of Wales on Tuesday, Britain's hottest day of the year so far.
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A British Army soldier from Hull worked into the night learning new gunnery skills on a training camp.
Lance Corporal Craig Batty, 26, took part in the night firing exercise.
He was one of 200 soldiers from the Light Dragoons who are being trained as gunners at Warcop Training Area.
It’s a good experience – being able to fire the different weapons adds another string to the bow.
Most of the Catterick-based soldiers who are going through the three week camp are drivers, being trained as gunners.
The course will train them in both infantryman skills – firing small arms – and mounted shooting from the back of vehicles.
The Light Dragoons were one of the British Army units who were involved in the emergency response to floods in the North of England during December.
More than 600 personnel from 2nd Battalion Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, The Light Dragoons and The Royal Lancers were deployed throughout Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire.
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