It is with deep sadness that the MOD must confirm the death of Sergeant Eddie Collins from the Parachute Regiment in Iraq on Wednesday 5 September 2007.
Eddie sustained fatal injuries in the early hours of Wednesday while conducting routine operations in support of ongoing Coalition activity in Iraq. Notification of the Sgt Collins death had been withheld for operational security reasons.
Eddie Collins was on active secondment to an unit of 22 SAS from RAF Creden Hill Hereford, hence no photograph. His name will now sadly be added to the clock.
The death brings to 169 the number of all British armed forces personnel who have died in Iraq since the start of aggression in March 2003. Forty two British soldiers have died so far this year alone in Iraq.