Donald Campbell served 36 years in the Royal Air Force and retired as a Warrant Officer in 2006. His years of service as an engineer extended to many countries around the world, including Northern Ireland, Madagasca, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sardinia, Saudi, Falkland Islands, Belize and the USA.
He served most of his years on large Operational Units as a Survival Equipment Technician working on Fast Jet aircrafts such as Jaguar, Harrier, Tornado, Hawks and a variety of helicopters. His final 7 years were in charge of his Trade Training School as the Training Manager, at RAF Cosford, Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering.
He was awarded 2 commendations for meritorious service, one of which was in conjunction with the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2002 and a Good Show Award for an outstanding personal contribution to the work of the Careers Information Service 2004.
Donald is now a proud veteran who gives of his time as a role model and Community Ambassador by doing presentations in schools, organisations and to the West Midlands Police Cadet Force.