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Dale McCallum

Dale McCallum

(Passed – 2010)

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This is a tribute to Lance Sergeant Dale Alanzo McCallum of 1st Battalion Scots Guards was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 1 August 2010.
Lance Sergeant McCallum, who was serving as part of Combined Force Lashkar Gah, was killed by small arms fire whilst commanding his men in an operation to provide security to Afghan local nationals in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province.
At approximately 1320 hours, the sangar at his checkpoint came under effective enemy fire from insurgent forces.
Lance Sergeant McCallum quickly moved to the sangar and as he was moving into a position to engage the insurgents he received a fatal gunshot wound.
Lance Sergeant Dale Alanzo McCallum was born
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in Hanover, Jamaica. He was 31 years old, was a father to Kevin, a son to Lurline and Paul and a brother to Sandra, Rodney, Denise, Milissa and Montel.
He enlisted in the Army in June 1998 and, having completed his infantry training at Pirbright and Catterick, joined 1st Battalion Irish Guards in Germany in March 1999.
Lance Sergeant McCallum quickly gained a reputation for being an immensely strong, fit and robust individual.
He deployed to Kosovo in 1999 and then to Iraq in 2003 with 1st Battalion Irish Guards Battlegroup. His huge potential was quickly identified and he was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal in September 2002, having successfully passed a Junior Non Commissioned Officer's
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Cadre.
When the Scots Guards replaced the Irish Guards, as the in-role Armoured Infantry Battalion, Lance Sergeant McCallum chose to remain behind in Germany as part of the Armoured Infantry Manning Increment.
He remained in the Recce Platoon and subsequently deployed on Op TELIC 5 and 11. He passed the Section Commander's Battle Course and he was promoted to the rank of Lance Sergeant in July 2006. Lance Sergeant McCallum excelled on every course that he attended.
Having spent six years with the Scots Guards, Lance Sergeant McCallum completed his transfer to the Scots Guards on a permanent basis in September 2009.
At the time of his death he had been selected for promotion to Sergeant and was
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due to be promoted on 1st October 2010. He was already performing the duties of a Platoon Sergeant with the Fire Support Group.
He loved this role and thrived on the responsibility he held, especially his responsibility to his men. The Fire Support Group had spent the previous four months increasing the level of security for the people of Loy Adera.
Dale's family paid the following tribute:
"Dale was a wonderful father, brilliant brother a loving son. He was cherished and highly respected by everyone that knew him. He will be deeply and sadly missed. We all loved Dale for his easy going attitude and his sunshine smile, for his mannerisms and his charm.
"Dale was passionate about life
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and displayed immense enthusiasm for every challenge he took on. We all love and will miss him dearly and may his soul rest in peace."
"Dale was passionate about life and displayed immense enthusiasm for every challenge he took on. We all love and will miss him dearly and may his soul rest in peace."
This is an online memorial dedicated to the memory of Dale McCallum. He died a hero and will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 12th Aug 2010
Tarsha H
wrote:
Dale you are a true person and friend. God bless and keep you. In the short space of time when i arrived in Germany, you were my mentore. Since the Irish Guard left Germany in Aug 2003, we never bless eyes again but because of your sunshine smile and personality people will always remember you.
Remembrance Messages
On 8th Aug 2010
D
wrote:
God Bless you Dale, you will live on in the hearts of those who love you, forever xxx
Remembrance Messages
On 6th Aug 2010
Kim Henry
wrote:
In the time I knew you, you always made me smile. RIP Dale you will always be in my heart xxx
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Dale McCallum

This is a tribute to Lance Sergeant Dale Alanzo McCallum of 1st Battalion Scots Guards was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 1 August 2010.
Lance Sergeant McCallum, who was serving as part of Combined Force Lashkar Gah, was killed by small arms fire whilst commanding his men in an operation to provide security to Afghan local nationals in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province.
At approximately 1320 hours, the sangar at his checkpoint came under effective enemy fire from insurgent forces.
Lance Sergeant McCallum quickly moved to the sangar and as he was moving into a position to engage the insurgents he received a fatal gunshot wound.
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