July 2015: Top honours for school catering manager


SCHOOL catering manager Iain Campbell, who is also a Royal Navy reservist, received two awards for his services to the military.

Iain, 48, who works at Haslingden High School was presented with a Commendation from the Royal Navy and a Certificate of Merit from the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside Dame Lorna Muirhead.

Iain has catered on a mass scale for the Royal Navy, and his largest assignment was the Battle of the Atlantic 70th commemorations when, together with just one other chef, he catered for some 400 personnel.

Iain serves with HMS Eaglet based in Liverpool where he heads a team of caterers and is judged to excel in the galley.

Iain also plays an important logistics role in military exercises in Scotland supporting a multi-national fleet of various Navies from around the world.

This takes him away from Haslingden High School for three weeks in a year and he said it would not be possible without the support of the school.

Iain said: “I am also involved in outreach recruitment and am part of a team of four from the Liverpool Naval Headquarters that achieve the highest recruitment in the country.

“It is a great honour to receive these awards in recognition of the work that I have done.”

Iain has been a Royal Navy Reservist for nine years.

Colonel Mark Underhill, Chief Executive of the North West of England and the Isle of Man Reservist Forces and Cadets’ Association, said: “The tireless commitment and dedication shown by Leading Hand Campbell to the Royal Naval Reserve, and the contribution he makes to the wider community, is worthy of public recognition and the award of Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate of Merit.”