Past National President John Campbell passed away on the 22nd June 2012 - 25th Jun 2012

Past National President John Campbell passed away on the 22nd June 2012 Dunedin RSA members will be sad to hear that Past National President John Campbell passed away on the 22nd June in Dunedin after a long and brave struggle with his debilitating illness.
John Campbell transferred to Dunedin RSA in 1999 . He  was an Executive Member, Vice President and President of the Dunedin RSA, then went on to be District President Otago and Southland RSA 2003 – 2005 and was the first South Island elected National President of the Royal New Zealand RSA 2005- 2007 . In 2010 John was made a life member of the Dunedin RSA.

John was a fine soldier, a dedicated champion of veterans’ rights and for many of us a close, personal friend. During his 32 year service to the RSA he worked assiduously for all veterans and service personnel to achieve such milestones as return of the Unknown Warrior in 2004; the celebration of the RSA’s 90th Anniversary and the institution of the Year of the Veteran in 2006; the Tribute 08 parade, the Government and all party apology to Vietnam Veterans in Parliament and the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam Veterans in 2008. After retirement, he continued his service as the lay member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Health. In Dunedin he will be remembered especially for the commitment he made to the Monticello Veterans Home.
John was a forthright, vigorous and influential advocate for New Zealand veterans and for all ex-service personnel, a highly professional and competent leader and a thoughtful and sensitive person – altogether a great combination. He will be sorely missed.

We pass our condolences and our pledge of support to his wife Beth and to his sons Mark and Glen and their families.
We Will Remember Him.
Jenepher Glover
President Dunedin RSA

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