Soldier dies of Afghanistan bomb wounds

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A British soldier has died of his wounds almost a year after he was injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said today.



Colour Sergeant Alan Cameron from 1st Battalion Scots Guards, 42, died suddenly at his home in Livingston, Scotland on March 31.



He was was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device while on foot patrol north of Lashkar Gah on 13 April 2010.

The MoD said that Colour Sergeant Cameron, or 'Cammy' as he was known, had been making a good recovery from his wounds after undergoing a number of difficult operations.

A post-mortem examination found his death was caused by the injuries he suffered last year.



His family said: "The whole family is devastated by the sudden loss of a dear family member, who has sadly lost his battle to overcome injuries sustained on operations.



"Alan fulfilled his childhood dreams of becoming a soldier in 1989 when he joined the Scots Guards. He was very passionate about Army Life and as a very experienced, professional soldier; he loved the challenges involved in operating in an operational environment."



His death took the total number of UK military personnel to have died since operations in Afghanistan began in 2001 to 363.

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