Northfield, Aberdeen, Scotland, UKArmy, LCPL, 1st Btn, The Highlanders1/30/2006, Iraq, Al Amarah
Lance Corporal Allan Douglas, 22, from Aberdeen, who was serving with The Highlanders, died after coming under fire in the Maysan area on Monday.
His mother Diane said: “It wasn’t his war. But as he said, he’s in the army, that’s his job.”
Mrs Douglas said the family would remember him as “just the happy-go-lucky lad he was”, adding: “He just loved life, he just lived for life.”
Lt Col James Hopkinson, his commanding officer, said: “L/Cpl Allan Douglas was extremely well liked by all who knew him – he displayed all the qualities of professionalism, drive and humour that make a Scottish soldier.
“He made a true difference in Iraq. It is telling that since this sad incident a great many Iraqis, both civilian leaders and members of the security forces, have called to pass on their condolences. Allan made an impact in their lives that it will be hard to match.
“Lance Corporal Douglas was not only a comrade but was a friend to many. He will be sorely missed by those who were privileged to serve with him.”