Teenage soldier killed after being shot on training exercise

generally the unit press office leeks the news just to make sure the army is duplicit in their duties to inform the public about deaths, aparently taking out an add in the london telegraph once a month isnt enough in todays coms rich environment
I'm aware of several which never made the national press and to be honest it's probably for the best. Now the families have to put up with all the nonsense that goes with armchair generals and journalists wanting to point a finger of blame within 48hours.

It's never healthy.

RIP young man.
Not odd at all. Training accidents involving live ammunition aren't rare. It's called being human. Mistakes / errors / negligence / ****-ups are a part and parcel of life.
True, but the HSE will soon be along to tell us that bullets are too dangerous and the MOD will be signing a £30m contract with BAE to produce 50,000 SA80-shaped super soakers.
Very true. A guy on Pond Jump West in '91(?) was killed by a schermuly to the face on a final assault.
and the practice of using them as simulated RPG's was still going on in 2007 so no wonder. People just don't get it that training for Operations is dangerous. Now the family have to put up with all the illinformed shit that comes with a press release.

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