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Soldier Who Died On Welsh Firing Range Named
A soldier who died at the Castlemartin military firing ranges in Pembrokeshire, Wales on Wednesday has been named as Ranger Michael Maguire.
Ranger Maguire died during a live firing exercise at the military training area in Wales.
An MoD spokeswoman said: "Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time."
The incident is being investigated by Dyfed Powys Police with the assistance of the Health and Safety Executive.
Police said the soldier's family and the coroner have been informed.
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what do you think?
its bad enough loosing a son in battle but to loose one on the firing range is just rediculouse, someone needs to be accountable for incidents like these, live firing exersizes are all controled (or should be) by senior officers, so heads should roll for the deatrh of a soldier out of combat.they are not just numbers that the aurthorities can juggle around with to suit there needs , the mod needs to be accountable and not be able to hide behind national security and red tape.
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You don't know what happened !!!!
Thank You, Neil, your message is perfectly clear despite Mr Henderson's helpless comment. Yes, you can expect deaths under combat conditions but not whilst engaged in training in what is supposed to be a controlled environment. As you say, questions need to be answered and those accountable need to be taken to task.
So Neil and Richard, how did this accident happen, as you both seem to know 'heads should roll' please explain. End of the day, its live firing which even under control conditions is dangerous, nothing in this line of work is safe regardless of how many precautions are taken. Armchair expert comments like yours are not needed.
Where did Orange get that headline photo from? Sure wasn't the MOD.