'Never again' demands soldier's widow
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'Daddy is never coming home': Tank soldier's widow demands change

The widow of one of two British soldiers killed in a tank blast has said no eight-year-old child should be told "daddy is never coming home".

Royal Tank Regiment corporals Matthew Hatfield, 27, and Darren Neilson, 31, were killed when super-heated explosive gases blew back into the crew's turret during a training exercise at Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire.

A coroner found a missing seal was responsible for the explosion that killed the two soldiers and injured two more.

Cpl Neilson's widow, Jemma Neilson, said health and safety should have been "world-class" and called for immediate changes.

  • 17 Jul 2018