More than 32,000 British troops failed a key basic fitness test within the last three years, according to new figures that raise fears of an Army obesity crisis.

All soldiers are expected to undergo the personal fitness assessment, which involves press-ups, sit-ups and a run against the clock, twice a year.

But 29,600 male and 2,819 female troops have failed the test at some point in the three years to March 2014, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act.

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