The Apex Challenge sends its deepest condolences to the families of six soldiers killed by a bomb in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday. Five of them were from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment – the Battalion which has supported our Apex Challenge events over the last four years.
Cpl Jake Hartley, Pte Anthony Frampton, Pte Daniel Wade, Pte Christopher Kershaw, Pte Daniel Wilford, and Sgt Nigel Coupe died when their Warrior armoured vehicle was hit by a huge Taliban bomb in Kandahar province.
The Yorkshire Regiment has been involved in the last four Apex Extreme events, helping to run our activities at the weekend-long competitions.
It is with great sadness that we hear that these young men have lost their lives, and our thoughts are with the families of all involved.