British Soldiers die during training

Two soldiers who died after ammunition is believed to have exploded inside their tank have been described as “exceptionally talented”.

Cpl Matthew Hatfield and Cpl Darren Neilson, of the Royal Tank Regiment, died after an explosion inside their vehicle during a live firing exercise earlier this week.

Two other soldiers remain in a serious condition in hospital.

Both men were fathers. Cpl Hatfield, aged 27, was engaged with a young daughter and lived in Blandford Forum, Dorset.

Cpl Neilson, aged 30, was from Blackburn, Lancs, and was married with a young daughter.

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