Pembroke: No access to Castlemartin Ranges – British Mountaineering Council

Posted: June 16, 2017 at 7:44 pm


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Due to a major and very tragic incident involving an Army tank and live ammunition that resulted in the deaths of two army soldiers, all public access to both Range East and Range West in Pembrokeshire has been suspended until further notice.

Update 13.00 Friday 16 June 2017 - Public Access to Range East has been restored for this coming weekend.

As people may have seen in the news, there has been a very serious and tragic incident involving live ammuntion and a British Army tank carrying out training at the Castlemartin Army Ranges. Two soldiers haveunfortunately died as a result of their injuries and a further two are in a serious condition in hospital as a consequence of the incident.

Due to ongoing investigations involving both the MoD, the police and the Health& Safety Executive, all public access to both Ranges East and West (including access to St Govan's) has been suspended until further notice with immediate effect.

The MoD and other investigating authorities are asking the public to stay away from the Ranges until the investigation is completed and the tanks involved can be removed. This restriction is likley to be in place over the coming weekend and possibly for several days. The exact nature of the incidenthas not yet been madeavailable to the public but is thought to involve a live training excercise involving atank and live ammunition.

Please observe all signs and notices and follow any instructions given by the Range staff at what must be a difficult time for them following the loss of two of their colleagues.

Keep an eye for updates on the Castlemartin Range Twitter feed @mod_dio Castlemartin

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