Thursday 18 January 2018

One of the soldiers who died in SAS training is named

Ellen Branagh

One of two servicemen who died during the selection process for the Territorial Army's section of the SAS has been named by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Lance Corporal Craig Roberts died during a military exercise in the Brecon Beacons on Saturday when temperatures soared to 29.5C (85.1F).

A second soldier, who has not yet been named, also lost his life, while a third remains in hospital.

In a statement, the MoD said: "It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence can confirm the death of L/Cpl Craig Roberts and another Army reserve soldier during a training exercise in the Brecon Beacons at the weekend.

"Our thoughts are with their families and friends at this difficult time.

"The families of the soldiers have requested that their privacy is respected at this difficult time."

Press Association

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