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A teenage soldier died while training in last month's record-breaking heatwave after the Army refused to cancel a physical training exercise.

The Army has confirmed that Sapper Connor Morrison, of the 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment, based in Woodbridge, Suffolk, died on July 23.

It is believed the 20-year-old who is originally from Renfrewshire, near Glasgow, collapsed while taking part in a training session on July 21 in East Anglia.

It is understood that an investigation is now underway into the circumstances of his passing, with Suffolk Police, the Health and Safety Executive and the Defence Safety Authority all involved.

An inquest is expected to follow which will determine a cause of death.

Sapper Connor Morrison, of the 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment, died on July 23. Here he is pictured in his cadet uniform while he was a member of West Lowland Battalion Army Cadet Force, in Scotland

Sapper Connor Morrison, of the 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment, died on July 23. Here he is pictured in his cadet uniform while he was a member of West Lowland Battalion Army Cadet Force, in Scotland

An Army spokesperson said: 'It is with sadness that we confirm the death of Sapper Connor Morrison of 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment on 23rd July 2022. 

'Our thoughts are with Sapper Morrison's family and friends at this difficult time, and we ask that their privacy is respected.

'As his death is being investigated it would be inappropriate to comment further.'

The West Lowland Battalion Army Cadet Force, which he had been a member of before joining the army, paid tribute to him. 

In a post the day after his death, it said: 'The Battalion were saddened to hear of the tragic passing of former Balaklava Cadet CSM Connor Morrison yesterday.

It is reported Sapper Morrison was on a training exercise during last month's record-breaking heatwave when he died. Pictured: British Army soldiers in a training exercise in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales

It is reported Sapper Morrison was on a training exercise during last month's

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