Marine Paul Collins was one of five British personnel killed following the crash of a Lynx helicopter in Basra City on Saturday 6 May 2006.
Iraqi police officials believed the aircraft had been brought down by a shoulder-fired missile.
Marine Paul Collins
Marine Paul M Collins, aged 21, served as an Air Door Gunner with 847 Naval Air Squadron. He was single and based at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton.
Paul Collins joined the Royal Marines in June 2003. Having won his green beret in February 2004, he joined M Company of 42 Commando Royal Marines, based at Bickleigh Barracks in Plymouth, as a Team Radio Operator. In a very short time he proved himself to be a very capable and professional individual. His Company commander at the time reported him to be a very fit, polite and courteous marine who was enthusiastic and confident in all that he did. Marine Collins was a popular member of his company, with a large circle of friends and noted for his support of others.
He joined 847 Naval Air Squadron in September 2005 and soon after qualified as an Air Door Gunner, deploying to Norway earlier in the year before assuming his role in Iraq in March 2006.
He leaves behind his parents and brother Mark.
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13 Wall Balls (20/14lbs)
6 Toes To Bar
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