Major Dave Knight

25 May 2005

Major David Knight.

Major Dave Knight, R.A.M.C.

Major Knight, who was 53, died following a fall during a reconnaissance expedition for a forthcoming adventure training exercise near Oban, Scotland. It is believed that he got into difficulties while hill walking, and fell down a steep slope. He was found dead at the scene. Assistance was given by the local mountain rescue team, and the incident is to be investigated by the Land Accident Investigation Team and the Strathclyde Police. Major Knight and the other instructors carrying out the reconnaissance were qualified, experienced and well-equipped. Major Richard Gadd, Second in Command of 34 Field Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps, said: "Major Dave Knight joined the Army as a boy soldier in 1967 and enlisted into the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, a famous tank regiment. He was commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Second Lieutenant in June 1991. He has since served in Northern Ireland, Kenya, Yugoslavia, Kuwait and most recently in Iraq and has been awarded five service medals. "Dave was a giant of a man, an accomplished rugby player, keen sportsman and family man. His passion was hill walking, however and he was a qualified mountain training leader. "He was a remarkable soldier, loved by all those who he came into contact with. His colossal strength, brilliant smile and keen sense of humour will be sorely missed throughout the Army Medical Services. "Our thoughts go out to his wife Liz, and two teenage children at this difficult time."