Born in Greenock on January 10, 1968, Donald Campbell attended Port Glasgow High School before leaving at the age of 16.
Many members of Donald’s family worked in the shipbuilding trade, but he decided to join the army. He served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who are now the 5th Battalion of The Royal Regiment of Scotland, for 26 years.
This year will be the first in many that he will observe Remembrance Day as a civilian.
During his time in the forces, Donald served in Northern Ireland and Africa and completed tours in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan, latterly as Regimental Sergeant Major.
He reflected: "Remembrance has always been important to me. I was in the Army at 16, and now having served 26 years it is very important.
"Remembrance Day is one day when everyone gets together, and remembers what has gone before. Most soldiers will have days when they remember lost colleagues and friends, but Remembrance Day is specific for everyone to get together and remember collectively.
"It is important for me to know the whole nation is involved as we always have something to remember. Remembrance parades were mostly about World War One, World War Two; but with Afghanistan being in the forefront, a lot of people are now looking at the present day remembrance and I think it is very beneficial that the country as a whole remembers our fallen."
This year, Donald’s thoughts will be with his friends still serving and also his nephew, who has just completed his first tour of Afghanistan with the Scots Guards.
Like Alex Heron, who we featured yesterday, Donald is also keen for Remembrance Day to be marked by people young and old.
He concluded: "I would say that it is not just about World War One or World War Two. It is about all the conflicts that have happened since then and are still going on at the moment.
"It is also not just about the servicemen and women but also their families and the impact on them especially at this time of Remembrance.
"I would like to explain to young people how lucky they are to live in a time where they hopefully will not ever have to go through the same suffering that the nation went through during the world wars."