Bulford, Great Britain—The two British special forces instructors have been acquitted of negligence over the deaths of three SAS candidates in 2013.

For PERSEC reasons, the two SF instructors were only identified as 1A and 1B. 1A, a captain, was the training officer in command of the march; 1B, a warrant officer, was the exercise’s chief instructor.

“There is no evidence of negligent performance of duty when the actions of these servicemen are compared to what a ‘reasonable’ serviceman would do in such circumstances,” said Judge Advocate General Jeff Blackett, the chief judge

The fatal march took place on July 2013 at the notoriously challenging Brecon Beacons mountains in the Welsh countryside.