Defence in the Media: 15 June 2017

Today’s defence news features reporting on an incident which took place at Castlemartin Ranges, where an investigation is currently underway.

Incident at Castlemartin Ranges

Minister for People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood said:

“It is with deep sadness that I can confirm the death of a soldier from the Royal Tank Regiment who died as a result of injuries sustained in an incident at Castlemartin Ranges. His next of kin were by his bedside and we will be respecting their privacy before further details are released. Three other soldiers have also been wounded and our thoughts remain with the families and friends of all those involved.

“The safety of our personnel is our absolute priority and a full investigation is underway to understand the details of this tragic incident.”