Soldier who died in training exercise on Salisbury Plain is named

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Soldier who died during a Army The training exercise at Salisbury Ground has been named.

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Private Jethro Watson-Pickering, 23, of the 1st York Regiment, was part of a crew operating an armored vehicle in a training area near the village of Enford. WiltshireWhen the incident happened on Friday.

Wiltshire Police said a joint investigation has been launched with the Health and Safety Executive and the military.


In a statement, the regiment said: “Yorkshire Regiment Pte Jethro Watson-Pickering is deeply sorry to announce the death on Friday 15 October.

“He was from Boosbeck, Redcar and Cleveland, and was deployed on practice at Salisbury Field.

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“The thoughts and prayers of the Regiment family are with his family.”

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “We are investigating the circumstances following the death of a 23-year-old soldier at noon on 15 October.

“He was part of a crew operating an armored vehicle and participating in a military exercise at the Salisbury Plain Training Area near the village of Enford.

“This is now a joint investigation between Wiltshire Police, the military and the Health and Safety Executive.

“Our condolences are with the soldier’s family and friends at this difficult time, and we ask that their privacy be respected.”

An Army spokesman said: “It is with sadness that we can confirm the death of a soldier at Salisbury Plain Training Area.

“Wiltshire Police are investigating and it would therefore be inappropriate to comment further.”


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