Colour Sergeant Alexander Street confirmed found dead at Sandhurst Army training college 08022022 CREDIT MOD.jpg
Colour Sergeant Alexander Street was "renowned for his encyclopedic knowledge of military doctrine and tactics, resulting in a huge amount of respect from all ranks" (Picture: MOD).
Army

Tributes paid after death of instructor in Sandhurst grounds

The Army has shared a tribute, describing him as a "consummate professional as well as an approachable and empathetic mentor".

Colour Sergeant Alexander Street confirmed found dead at Sandhurst Army training college 08022022 CREDIT MOD.jpg
Colour Sergeant Alexander Street was "renowned for his encyclopedic knowledge of military doctrine and tactics, resulting in a huge amount of respect from all ranks" (Picture: MOD).

Tributes have been paid to an instructor at the British Army's officer training academy, found dead in the grounds.

The Army confirmed "with sadness" that Colour Sergeant Alexander Street had been found in the grounds of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. 

An Army statement added: "Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad and difficult time."

Colour Sergeant Alexander Street, joined the Army in 2008, completing his initial infantry training in Catterick before joining 1st Battalion Irish Guards. 

He went on to enjoy a distinguished Army career, serving twice on operations in Afghanistan and on training exercises around the world.

CSgt Street swiftly rose through the ranks, reaching the rank of sergeant by the age of 27.

After time as a platoon sergeant in Number 2 Company Irish Guards, he took over as a platoon sergeant at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick, responsible for training a platoon of young infantry recruits.

His "powerful effect on a generation of young soldiers" was noted in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) tribute.

He was considered both a consummate professional as well as an approachable and empathetic mentor, qualities which marked him out to be selected as a Colour Sergeant Instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. 

The MOD tribute continued: "There is absolutely no doubt that Alex was destined to progress much further given his natural talent, dedication and the support from his beloved wife.

"He was a shining example of the values that embody the British Army and was just the person anyone would wish to have on their team.

"Alex's death is a devastating loss for his wife Juliana, his parents Kenneth and Gillian, his sister Fiona, his family and friends and the wider regimental Irish Guards family.

"Our thoughts remain with them at this very sad time," it ended.

An investigation by local police will follow and the Army says "it would be inappropriate" to comment further.

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