Thank you for your request dated 1 August 2016 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:
“According to a recent report, Beyond Endurance - Military Exercises and the Duty of Care, dated 24th April 2016, there were 13 Military training/exercise deaths in Scotland between 1st Jan 2000 and 20th Feb 2016. The people involved and the date of their death are as follows:
Lance Corporal Robert Brown 5th June 2001
Leading Hand Jeffery Walters 21st Feb 2004
Major David Knight 25th May 2005
Staff Sergeant Albert Mccormick 4th Sept 2005
Marine Steven Beveridge 16th Oct 2005
Sergeant David Macgregor 12th Aug 2008
Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Thompson 2nd July 2009
Flight Lieutenant Nigel Morton 2nd July 2009
Corporal Gordon Brass 28th May 2010
Flight Lieutenant Hywel Poole 3rd July 2012
Flight Lieutenant Adam Sanders 3rd July 2012
Squadron Leader Samuel Bailey 3rd July 2012
Lieutenant (RN) Joseph Wright 8th Jan 2016
Can you advise me as to which ones were the subject of an FAI?”
In accordance with our Records Management Policy, the majority of the hard copy papers in relation to the deaths you are requesting information for have been destroyed, however, examination of the information retained on our database indicates that Fatal Accident Inquiries were not held in any of the deaths where the papers have been destroyed.
In relation to those deaths where we still retain hard copy papers, I can confirm that none were the subject of a Fatal Accident Inquiry.
On the information you have provided to us, I have been unable to trace a report in relation to the death of David Macgregor, accordingly, in terms of Section 17 of FOISA, we do not hold the information you have requested in relation to his death.
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