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Colour Sergeant Alan Cameron dies of wounds sustained in Afghanistan

April 9, 2011

It is with regret that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Colour Sergeant Alan Cameron from 1st Battalion Scots Guards died on 31 March 2011 as a result of wounds he received in Afghanistan on 13 April 2010.

Colour Sergeant Alan Cameron 1st Btn Scots Guards (Picture: via MOD)

Colour Sergeant Cameron received serious head injuries when he was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device while on foot patrol north of Lashkar Gah on 13 April 2010.

Colour Sergeant Cameron succumbed to his wounds and died suddenly at home in Livingston, Scotland on 31 March 2011. He was 42.

Colour Sergeant Cameron, or ‘Cammy’ as he was known, had been making a good recovery from his wounds after undergoing a number of difficult operations. The post mortem found that his death was directly attributable to the injuries he suffered last year.

Colour Sergeant Cameron’s family paid the following tribute to him:

“The whole family is devastated by the sudden loss of a dear family member, who has sadly lost his battle to overcome injuries sustained on operations. Alan (Cammy) fulfilled his childhood dreams of becoming a soldier in 1989 when he joined the Scots Guards. He was very passionate about Army Life and as a very experienced, professional soldier; he loved the challenges involved in operating in an operational environment.

“The family would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Team Medics and medical staff involved in saving Alan’s life initially as this allowed us a further year in the company of a great man.

“The family would also like to thank the 1st Battalion Scots Guards for their continued support at this very difficult time.”

To read the full Eulogy for Colour Sergeant Alan Cameron, click HERE.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 9, 2011 15:21

    He knew only one lane and that was the fast lane and he was always in it! At work at home and at play! We have lost a star and the hole he leaves behind is huge! Rest in peace Alan!

  2. jack permalink
    April 9, 2011 15:21

    may he rest in peace. deepest sympathy to his family, friends and brothers in arms. god bless and keep the faith. xo

    • Joy permalink
      April 9, 2011 15:55

      So sorry to hear he has died after he battled through for nearly a year. Its so sad..My condolances to his family. He died a true hero..

  3. April 9, 2011 16:57

    So sorry to read this sad news .. My thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends , may he Rest In Peace … God bless and keep safe all ‘OUR’ Heros xx

  4. Barry Sheridan permalink
    April 9, 2011 20:54

    There is nothing meaningful one can say other than to offer every sympathy to the family of Colour Sergeant Cameron and to those he shared the dangers with. RIP.

  5. Susan Riddell permalink
    April 9, 2011 23:44

    so sorry to read this sad news my sympathy go the family of colour SerGeant Cameron ,

  6. April 10, 2011 01:01

    So sorry to hear the sad news. Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of this Hero and gent who will never be forgotten.

  7. Daisydot40 permalink
    April 10, 2011 11:25

    Rest in peace to a true hero. My thoughts are with your family and friends at this sad time.

  8. Ian Laidlaw permalink
    April 10, 2011 18:54

    deepest sympathy to his family, friends and brothers in arms.
    Father of a serving soldier..

  9. Fergie permalink
    April 13, 2011 01:28

    Cammy, you were a great friend and companion. All the best in the afterlife and sorry I cant make it on Friday. Have sent some flowers and will see you soon!

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