22 SAS Collins, Liam (Ginge)

John Robertson

Staff member
Liam (Ginge)
  • UNIT
attached 23 SAS
  • RANK
Warrant Officer First Class
7th December 1996
  • AGE
Hereford (St Martin's) Churchyard,Herefordshire SAS Regimental Plot Section B Row 2 Grave 22
parent unit Royal Green Jackets
born 11.3.1956 Rainwick,Romford,Essex
born as Lias Collins (changed to Liam by deed poll 1980s)
parents believed to have died when he was aged 8
brought up as a Barnardos Boy
seriously injured during jungle training in Brunei 1993-94
spent some time in hospital,Hong Kong
married Sandra (divorced 1996) (1 son Rory)
died with 23 SAS in UK
date of death given in one source as 12.12.1996 (error)
buried 19.12.1996
With the SAS and Other Animals: A Vet's Experiences During the Dhofar War 1974
Biting the Bullet: Living with the SAS: Married to the SAS
Storm Front
The Hard Way: Adapt, Survive and Win
Soldier 'I': The Story of an SAS Hero: From Mirbat to the Iranian Embassy Siege and Beyond
Fighting Scared: Para, Mercenary, SAS, Sniper, Bodyguard
The History Of The SAS
Soldier Five: The Real Truth About The Bravo Two Zero Mission: The Real Story of the Bravo Two Zero Mission
Afghan Heat: SAS Operations in Afghanistan
Task Force Black: The Explosive True Story of the SAS and the Secret War in Iraq
Born Fearless: From SAS to Mercenary to Pirate Hunter - My Life as a Shadow Warrior
A Hell for Heroes: A SAS Hero's Journey to the Heart of Darkness

pete mccreith

New Member
Liam (Ginge) Collins

even though you were in the reg after i joined the green jackets you were a true legend you new my father and many of my older friends rest in peace RIP brother black and green


New Member
Liam (Ginge) Collins

was a good friend, a brilliant soldier,served with cop platoon in londonderry in 78 rest in peace old pal, always remembered.