– MoD spokesman
Corporal David O'Connor was an outstanding Royal Marines Commando. He displayed true Commando spirit in all that he did and was ferociously dedicated to his men, his Company and the Royal Marines.
He was an inspirational leader and an excellent soldier; his loss will be felt not just at 40 Commando Royal Marines but throughout the Royal Marines Corps.
The body of Corporal David O' Connor's body will be returned to RAF Brize Norton today. Corporal O' Connor was based at Norton Manor camp near Taunton.