Operations in Iraq

Sergeant Eddie Collins killed in Iraq

It is with deep sadness that the MOD must confirm the death of Sergeant Eddie Collins of the Parachute Regiment in Iraq on Wednesday 5 September 2007.

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Sgt Collins’ commanding officer paid the following tribute:

Sgt Collins was a champion soldier, a proud and loving family man and a great friend. He always played to win and always set the finest example. He died a warrior, on the battlefield, leading from the front, doing a job he loved in the service of his friends, his regiment, his family and his country. He will never be forgotten.

Published 8 September 2007