An officer in the Irish Guards is in line to receive millions of pounds in injury compensation from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) after a "bravery jump" left him disabled.
Charles Radclyffe survived the first jump unhurt after leaping 65ft into a reservoir during a training exercise in Germany.
However, the following day he broke his back while swimming with the soldiers under his command.
Despite his initial reservations about the jump, he had reportedly been told by senior officers that it would be "bad form" for him not to follow his men in jumping from the bridge.
Mr Radclyffe initially received an interim damages payout of GBP 200,000 plus the same amount towards his legal costs from the MoD but it is believed that the final injury compensation sum could amount to millions.
It was recently reported that an engineer who lost his right shoulder in a roadside bomb in Iraq has brought a landmark damages claim the MoD.