The commanding officer of Ranger Michael Maguire, who was killed this week in Pembrokeshire during a live-firing exercise has paid tribute to him.
Major Richard Bell, Ranger Maguire's company commander, said:
One of our very best, his loss has devastated everyone who knew him.
Michael was always going to stand out from the crowd. Not only because he stood a towering 6ft 7in tall, but because of his vastly cheerful outlook on life, natural charisma and irrepressible good humour.
All of this ensured that he was extremely popular throughout the company and his loss is keenly felt.