An inquest into the death of Lance Corporal David Wilson, who was found dead in his base in Basra, Iraq, has begun.
The inquest is taking place in Crook, County Durham.
Lance Corporal Wilson, 27, who was serving with the 9 Regiment Army Air Corps, was not attacked by enemy forces and there was "no evidence to suggest anyone else was involved."
He was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, but grew up in the Witton Park area of County Durham.
At the inquest, Major Alistair Stocker said Lance Corporal Wilson worked in the storerooms - where everything from helicopter parts to morphine was kept.