British soldier killed by elephant on counter poaching mission
A British soldier has died during counter poaching operations in Malawi.
Guardsman Mathew Talbot of 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards was killed by an elephant on 5 May.
Malawi was Gdsm Talbot's first operational deployment where he was working as a Counter Poaching Operator.
Last year, the UK to expanded its deployments in the African country Nkhotakota and Majete Wildlife Reserves after a pilot scheme in Liwonde National Park.
Prior to serving with 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, Gdsm Talbot was posted to Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards in London conducting ceremonial duties.
He had also completed overseas training during an exercise in Kenya.