COLLINS, Michael Vincent

Known as: 
Mick
Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
14499411
Born: 
Friday, October 9, 1925
Died : 
Thursday, February 16, 1956

Mick Collins, 5 troop, met his good friend and Commando Pal, Geoff Hill, at the King's Royal Rifle Corps recruiting office as they were enlisting. They later volunteered for special service in the Commandos together, trained at Achnacarry together and were paired up as Commando Pals. They fought side by side in Burma where they were both WIA on 23 March 1944. Post WWII they remained in close friends and stayed in contact until Mick sadly died in February 1956.


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