Investigations Continue Into Brecon Beacons Training Exercise Deaths

Many Questions To Answer After Two Soldiers Die During Heatwave

16.07.2013

By Rob Dixon

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is working with Dyfed-Powys Police as it continues to investigate the deaths of two soldiers believed to be with the Territorial Army who died during a training exercise on the Brecon Beacons on Saturday (July 15th).

A third soldier is also reportedly in a serious condition following the problems in Powys, with investigations considering the weather and also the nature of the exercise that the personnel were undertaking.

The servicemen’s next of kin have been informed, but the MoD is refusing to comment on reports that the exercise was related to SAS selection.

Irwin Mitchell specialises in represent the families of armed forces personnel who have suffered serious injury or died in training exercises or other non-direct combat situations.

Andrew Buckham, a legal expert in armed forces injury who joined Irwin Mitchell after seven years of service in the army, said: "Military exercises are by their nature understandably meant to be challenging but ensuring the safety of those taking part is always a top priority.

“The families of those killed and injured in this tragic incident will undoubtedly have a number of concerns and questions they will want answered and the MoD and police will be working tirelessly as part of any investigation.

 “In order to gain a full picture of the circumstances surrounding this accident, it will be vital that all aspects of the incident are considered – including the exercise at hand and the conditions it was being undertaken in.”

Read more about Irwin Mitchell's expertise in Military Injuries Claims including Fatal Military Claims.