Colour Sergeant Alan Cameron dies of wounds sustained in Afghanistan
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 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.