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, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sardinia, Saudi, Falkland Islands and the USA.
Most of his years were on large Operational Units, maintaining Survival Equipment used on Fast Jet aircrafts such as Jaguar, Harrier, Tornado, Hawks and a variety of helicopters. His final years were in charge of his Trade Training School at RAF Cosford, Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering.
He represented the Royal Air Force as a role model for Ethnic Minority Recruiting, West Midlands, for 5 years, which included visiting many schools, colleges, leisure centres, demonstrating engineering equipment used in his trade and sharing his experience of life in the Royal Air Force.
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.
In 2001 he became a member of OSCAR Sandwell as a volunteer to share his experience in management and to help raise much needed funds for the organisation. Later he became a Director and Chairman of the Personnel Committee. He is presently Chairman of the OSCAR Sandwell Organisation championing the cause and needs of Sickle cell sufferers.