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British Army Confirms Two Men Killed on Active Service

The British Army has confirmed the deaths of Alistair McLeish and Reece Miller.

Highlander Alistair McLeish was serving in the 4th Battalion (The Highlanders), The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS), and died on 3 July. Highlander McLeish was found dead on Tuesday at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire. No further details have been released.


Highlander Alistair McLeish, 4 SCOTS (Crown Copyright).

A spokesman for the Army confirmed the death, adding:

This is currently being investigated and it would be inappropriate to comment further. Our thoughts are with the soldier’s family and friends at this difficult time.

Private Reece Miller was serving in the 1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (1 YORKS), and died as a result of a non-battle injury while serving in Estonia on Operation CABRIT.

British Army Yorkshire Regiment, 1st Battalion (1 YORKS), Private Reece Miller (Crown Copyright)

Private Reece Miller, 1 YORKS (Crown Copyright)

Private Miller was repatriated on July 5 when his body was flown into RAF Brize Norton where a private ceremony was held.

The cortege then left the base and passed through the town of Carterton, where there will be a short ceremony.

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, paid tribute to the soldier, saying:

Private Miller served his country with great distinction, and that service will not be forgotten.

In both cases next of kin have been informed and the incidents are under investigation.

Sources: British Army,

Images: Crown Copyright.