Prosecutors allege risk of heat illness was not properly assessed in SAS reserve try out

Two special forces officers who were in charge of an SAS test march in which three candidates died after suffering heat illness made “basic and fundamental” errors in the planning and running of the exercise, a court martial was told.

The pair were accused of not carrying out a proper risk assessment as temperatures during the 30km test march soared and did not react when candidates began to be diagnosed with heat illness, it was claimed.

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