COLLINS, Paul Michael
Marine Paul Collins died following the crash of a Lynx helicopter in Basra City on Saturday 6 May 2006.
Marine Collins, aged 21, was based at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton. He 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. 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. [Source: MOD]