Lieutenant-Colonel Duncan Campbell's "Retirement"

May 7, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

One wonders how a person like this “retires” to farming, shooting and fly fishing. Easy to guess that he’d be interesting fishing companion, though. “On November 20 1941 Campbell led his company in an assault on an enemy which was well-entrenched near the Italian stronghold of Gondar. He fought for more than three hours and, despite an enemy counter-attack, brought out his company in good order. When told that he had won a Bar to his MC, he called his men together and placed the award around the neck of each of his soldiers in turn.” Duncan Campbell died recently, at the age of 91. In the U.K.’s News Telegraph.