Official Statistics

Training and exercise deaths in the UK armed forces: 2016

This publication provides summary statistics on deaths which occurred whilst on training and exercise in the UK Armed Forces since 1 January 2000.



On the 16 October 2015 the Sub-Committee of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee announced an inquiry into the duty of care of service personnel during military training: ‘Beyond endurance? military exercises and the duty of care inquiry’.

This bulletin has been developed in support of this inquiry and to provide Official Statistics to meet the continued public interest in the number of UK armed forces who die whilst on training and exercise

Published 1 March 2017