Serjeant Steven Campbell

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[ Serjeant Steven Campbell ]


Serjeant Steven Campbell
Serjeant Campbell, aged 30, was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was patrolling with his platoon around 3km south of Sangin district centre. Serjeant Steven Campbell was born in Durham on 9 May 1979. He joined the Army on 28 April 1998 at the age of eighteen, completing Phase One training in December that year before joining 2nd Battalion The Light Infantry. Serjeant Campbell completed the required courses to be promoted through the ranks to Corporal before being posted as an instructor to the Army Foundation College in 2003. In 2005 he returned to the battalion, now based in Edinburgh. He passed the Platoon Serjeants' Battle Course and was promoted to the rank of Serjeant in October 2006. He worked as a Platoon Serjeant in B Company, 3 RIFLES, after formation, before again being sent to instruct recruits at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick in 2008. Serjeant Campbell returned to 3 RIFLES during the battalion's current deployment to Sangin in Helmand province. He was originally sent to B Company to assist the Company Headquarters but on 10 March he was sent to A Company to take on the role of Platoon Serjeant.

He leaves behind his wife Lisa, son Brandon, and his parents.

His family have made the following statement:

"Serjeant Steven Campbell was born on 9 May 1979; he lived in Pelton, Chester-le-Street, in County Durham. He was a loving husband to Lisa and a loving father to Brandon, and he will be missed by all his family and friends."

Hello and Welcome from Brandon Campbell & Kieran Harrison

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Brandon Campbell and I am 11 years old (2011).
My Dad left for Afghanistan the day after Boxing Day 2009, we had the best ever Christmas. I was devastated to learn my Dad, my best friend was killed on 22/03/2010. I will always remember and love my Dad, he will always be my Hero - I don't want anyone to ever forget Sjt Steven Campbell.

My cousin, Kieran and I are running the Newcastle Junior Great North Run on Saturday 17 September 2011 in my memory of my Dad and Kieran's Uncle. My Dad had asked my cousin Kieran to look after me when he left - Kieran has been by my side every day since December 2009 and doing this run with me. Whist doing this run in remembrance of my Dad and Kieran's Uncle, we are raising sponsorships for Scotty's Little Soldiers Charity - please see separate link for details of the Charity ... to make a donation click here
Please come along to the run and give us your support and please sponsor us to help Scotty's Little Soldiers.
Lots of thanks and love, Brandon and Keeza xxxxxxx


[  Brandon Campbell  ]

Steven's son Brandon (right) - Supplied with the kind permission of Steven's Wife Lisa

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