Sunday, 26 July 2015

British soldier dies three years after Afghanistan shooting

A British soldier has died in hospital from wounds sustained in Afghanistan in 2012, the Ministry of Defence has said. L/Cpl Michael Campbell, of Colwyn Bay, north Wales, was shot while on patrol with 3rd Battalion, The Royal Welsh. The Army reservist died at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Thursday. Colleagues described the 32-year-old as an "outstanding soldier" who was "determined" and "courageous". It means 454 UK service personnel died as a result of the Afghanistan mission. 'Welsh warrior' Paying tribute to him, the MoD said : "L/Cpl Campbell epitomised everything a reservist in 3 R Welsh should be - dedicated, professional and willing to volunteer on operations wherever he was required, a true Welsh warrior. "The battalion has lost a charismatic and loyal friend and our thoughts and condolences are with his wife Chrissy and his wider family at this very difficult time." Colleagues have also paid tribute to L/Cpl Campbell, who they called a "true reservist". Retired Lt Col Stephen Webb said: "He was an outstanding soldier and very talented junior commander: skilful, determined, measured and very courageous: he set an excellent example to those around him." Maj Charlie Carver said L/Cpl Campbell was "one of life's true characters". He said: "One of the reasons that he was able to fit seamlessly into the company was his keen sense of humour; he excelled at the banter which only soldiers seem to understand." Read more HERE R.I.P.