Private Alan F Campbell

12 Mar 1932 - 06 Jan 1953

Private Alan Francis Campbell served as a driver with the Motor Transport Section of HQ Company (HQ Coy), 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA), and served in the Canal Zone, Egypt. He was described as a conscientious and well-liked member of HQ Coy.

Pte Campbell was killed during a night training jump during Exercise Sycamore I in January 1953. As he jumped, the kitbag rope wound around his parachute rigging lines, which meant his parachute failed to deploy properly.

Private Campbell died on 6 January 1953, aged 20 years, and was buried with full military honours at Moascar War Cemetery, in Egypt, shortly afterwards.

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Alan F Campbell


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