Warrant Officer Class 2 Gary Gaz ODonnell GM

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  1. General Melchett

    General Melchett LE Moderator

    It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of Warrant Officer Class 2 Gary 'Gaz' O'Donnell GM, from 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, on Wednesday 10 September 2008, in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan.

    WO2 O'Donnell, 40, died from injuries sustained from an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Musa Qaleh, Helmand province. At the time, he was commanding an Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) team within the Joint Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group who were dealing with a confirmed IED that had been detected by a high risk search team. Their task was to clear a route in a vulnerable area for 5 SCOTS Battlegroup, in and around the Western side of Musa Qaleh. Sadly, WO2 O'Donnell, who had completed almost 17 years of military service, died as a result of the explosion.

    WO2 O'Donnell leaves behind his wife, Toni, their children, Aiden, 8, and Ben, 9 weeks, as well as his children from a previous marriage, Dylan, 16, and Kayleigh, 14.

  2. General Melchett

    General Melchett LE Moderator

  3. Stand easy fella, RIP
  4. RIP mate, you'll be missed.
  5. Stand down mate, A sad loss.
  6. RIP mate you will be sorely missed by this callsign and the trade.
  7. RIP. Thoughts with family and comrades.
  8. stand down fella

  9. RIP. Condolences to the family.
  10. Another tragic loss - Our thoughts are with all your family
  11. Another good man down... RIP
  12. RIP, hero.