Bobby Campbell’s medal collection grows once more

20131101- Bobby Campbell who has just received a medal and certificate in recognition of his United Nations Peace Keeping Force service in Cyprus. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography. 'No use without payment.

20131101- Bobby Campbell who has just received a medal and certificate in recognition of his United Nations Peace Keeping Force service in Cyprus. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography. 'No use without payment.

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One of Edzell’s most well-known faces, Bobby Campbell MBE, has added another medal and certificate to his list of achievements.

Bobby, who is well-known in the area for his charity endeavours, has received a medal and certificate from the Norwegian Ministry of Defence thanks to his working during his armed forces career.

Bobby, who was a Corporal in the Royal Highland Fusiliers, had previously carried out military service for the United Nations in Cyprus during their peacekeeping efforts in 1964 to 1965.

When the UN won the Nobel Peace prize in 1988, it meant that any member of the armed forces who served under the UN prior to the award was entitled to a medal and certificate for their peace efforts.

Bobby was only recently aware of the entitlement, and contacted the Norwegian Ministry of Defence earlier this year to enquire about it.

Speaking about it, Bobby commented: “It took four months to go through all the relevant channels but my medal and certificate arrived last week. I also received a copy of the Nobel Peace Prize certificate that hangs in the UN headquarters in New York.”

Bobby is also involved with a group which is trying to get a National Defence medal for British armed forces, similar to those in Australia for service men who have served for 10 years in the forces.

Speaking about the issues, Bobby said: “I wrote to the Prime Minister and I received a nice letter back advising that it has been passed on to the Ministry of Defence.”