Jethro Watson-Pickering named as soldier killed during Army training

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Image caption, The Yorkshire Regiment said its thoughts were with Pte Jethro Watson-Pickering's family

A worker who died during an Army grooming workout connected Salisbury Plain has been named.

Pte Jethro Watson-Pickering, 23, of the 1st Yorks Regiment, was portion of a unit operating an armoured conveyance adjacent Enford, Wiltshire, connected Friday.

The conveyance overturned and deed a tree, trapping respective soldiers inside, a root told the BBC.

The Yorkshire Regiment said on Facebook that its thoughts and prayers were with Pte Watson-Pickering's family.

It besides confirmed that helium was from the colony of Boosbeck, successful Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire.

The beingness of unrecorded ammunition meant firefighters could not usage cutting equipment, truthful Army engineers rescued those inside, the root said.

It took respective hours for the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers to escaped the soldiers.

Wiltshire Police said a associated probe with the Health and Safety Executive and the Army has been launched.

The British Army presently has astir 76,500 soldiers, with astir 15,000 based astir the West Country.

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