Colonel timothy thomas cyril tim collins, obe (born 30th of april 1960) is a retired northern irish military officer in the british army he is best known for his role in the iraq war in 2003, and his inspirational eve-of-battle speech, a copy of which apparently hung in the white house's oval office.
Lieutenant colonel tim collins in march 2003, journalist stuart wavell wrote an article for the sunday times about a pre-battle speech made by lieutenant colonel tim collins the headline was: ‘words that make troops walk above the ground’ with a subtitle of: ‘the power of oratory. Lieutenant-colonel tim collins (reuters / pool) / reuters a private security company run by an ex-special forces colonel, who famously gave a rousing speech on the eve of the iraq war, is now under investigation by a us government watchdog for alleged fraud.
Kenneth branagh recreates col tim collins' speech to 1 batt, royal irish regiment, on 19 march 2003, immediately prior to the invasion of iraq from the bbc production 10 days to war. The famous speech colonel tim collins made on the eve of the second gulf war still reads pretty well we are going to iraq to liberate and not to conquer. Within days, the 42-year-old colonel tim collins was britain's iraq war poster boy the prince of wales wrote to congratulate him president bush pinned the speech on his oval office wall.
In march 2003, journalist stuart wavell wrote an article for the sunday times about a pre-battle speech made by lieutenant colonel tim collins. Iraq war speech (2003) this introduction was written by the london times : a century hence, people will still be reading the speech written by lieutenant-colonel tim collins, the 42-year-old commander of the royal irish battle group, which he delivered to his troops in kuwait on wednesday afternoon, just hours before they went into battle.
Colonel timothy thomas cyril tim collins, obe is a retired northern irish military officer in the british army col tim collins' inspirational speech interview with former lieutenant.