A British soldier has sadly died during a live-fire training exercise at the British Army firing range, Castlemartin training area.
The victim, who has not yet been named, was a sergeant in the Welsh Guards, the UNN understands.
He was fatally wounded at the Castlemartin base in Pembrokeshire, on Thursday night.
The Ministry of Defence said that his next of kin have been informed. Dyfed Powys Police are being assisted by the Royal Military Police in the investigation.
The Defence Accident Investigation Branch is also involved in inquiries into the soldier’s death.
A British Army spokesman said: “It is with great sadness we can confirm the death of a soldier on 4th March. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this tragic time,
“The circumstances surrounding this death are being investigated and it would be inappropriate to comment any further.”
According to the MoD, the Welsh Guards have a “dual role” as “light role infantry” and “world-class ceremonial soldiers, guarding the Royal Family and Royal palaces such as Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London and conducting state ceremonial duties”.
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