A BRITISH soldier has died six days after he sustained injuries at the Catterick Garrison army base in North Yorkshire.

Sergeant John McKelvie, 51, died on Monday from injuries after a crash at Catterick's training area on Tuesday, January 29.

Sgt McKelvie, also known as Jock, was travelling in a vehicle along with another soldier when it overturned at Gandale Camp at Catterick Garrison.

He had served with the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry since the regiment's formation in 2014.

His regiment paid tribute saying: "A giant of a man, he had previously served for a full career with our paired regular regiment, the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and had been tested across the spectrum of conflict from the Balkans to Iraq, and never been found wanting.

"The pain we feel regimentally cannot compare to that which his family suffer at this tragic time and our thoughts are with all of them."

Sgt McKelvie's colleague suffered a broken arm.

An Army Spokesperson said: “We can confirm that Staff Sergeant John McKelvie of The Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry died on February 4 while on duty.

“Our thoughts are with Staff Sergeant McKelvie’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

North Yorkshire Police are investigating the incident.