Pte Cheryl James' father, Des James
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Cheryl James' father 'not convinced' Army has changed

The family of army recruit Cheryl James, whose death at Deepcut barracks was ruled as suicide, has vowed to fight on for justice.

Pte James, 18, died from a gunshot wound to the head in 1995 - which on Friday, coroner Brian Barker QC concluded was self-inflicted.

But her father, Des, said he did not think "it's the end of the road", and called for a public inquiry.

The head of the Army has now apologised "unreservedly" to Mr and Mrs James, saying the service had learnt "some hard lessons".

However, Mr James told BBC Wales' Paul Heaney he is "not convinced" there has been a change to the way the Army trains soldiers and safeguards female recruits.

  • 04 Jun 2016
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