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Female army recruit dies during tough training exercise at UK base

A female Army recruit died while undergoing training at a centre in Surrey, it has emerged. An investigation had been launched after the death during initial Phase 1 British Army training. An spokesman for the British Army said: “We can confirm that a recruit has died while undergoing initial training at the Army Training Centre (ATC) Pirbright.

“The incident is being investigated and it would not be appropriate to comment further at this time.

“We offer our condolences to the family and ask that you respect their privacy while they come to terms with their sudden loss.”

Female Army Recruit Dies During Tough Training Exercise At UK Base Mourning: An Army recruit has died during training in Pirbright, Surrey

The Army refused to discuss the age or gender of the person but The Sun reported the victim was a woman who had completed a tough two-day exercise. Her next of kin had been informed.

Female Army Recruit Dies During Tough Training Exercise At UK Base Loss: It has been reported a female recruit died during a tough exercise

Pirbright is only four miles from Deepcut, where four soldiers died between 1995 and 2002 amid claims of bullying and abuse. Privates Cheryl James, Sean Benton, James Collinson and Geoff Gray all sustained gunshot wounds.

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