Royal Marines Assault Group


Royal Marine Lance Corporal Gordon Alexander Campbell was killed during routine training on Monday 25 September 2006.


Lance Corporal Campbell was based at Poole, home of the Royal Marines Assault Group. He was conducting routine training involving fast roping from a helicopter, which is a Royal Marine skill, when he fell. The incident took place at the Pontrilas Army Training Area, near Hereford. (Special Forces) Lance Corporal Gordon Alexander Campbell, nicknamed "Gordy", aged 28, from Aberdeenshire, joined the Royal Marines in November 1997. During his nine years in the military, Gordy had strong operational experience from service in Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.  His Commanding Officer said: "Throughout his career Gordy demonstrated a natural flair for soldiering, which was coupled with an exceptional level of professionalism. As an individual he will be remembered as a fun loving, generous, selfless and impressive man with a passion for Manchester United. A loyal and dependable man, he has been a fine ambassador for the Royal Marines. He will be sorely missed."