Eddie Collins, a Sergeant in the Parachute Regiment, was killed in action in Iraq on Wednesday 5 September 2007.
Sergeant Collins’ commanding officer paid the following tribute:
"Sergeant 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."