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Test boss 'unaware of hot weather forecast'

An Army officer in charge of a fatal SAS test march has admitted he was unaware of media reports predicting it would coincide with the hottest day of the year.

Giving evidence to an inquest into the deaths of three reservists in July 2013, the training officer also said he was "happy" with a generic risk assessment prepared for the 16-mile (26km) march in South Wales.

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SAS officer: There was no reason to discuss weather

The officer in charge of an SAS selection test in the Brecon Beacons, during which three army reservists died, has told an inquest he was not aware it would be the hottest day of the year.

L/Cpl Edward Maher, L/Cpl James Dunsby and L/Cpl Craig Roberts died in July 2013. Credit: MoD/PA Wire

ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn is at the inquest.

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