About the ALF
Lieutenant Aaron Lewis, of 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, was killed in action in Afghanistan on the 15th December 2008. He was just 26 and on his first operational deployment.
Aaron wanted to make a difference in the world, bringing help to those in need. This belief gave him the courage, hope and enthusiasm to deploy to Afghanistan.
Aaron’s death had a global impact, but his passion for positive change lives on.
In the year following his death, his family and friends raised an incredible £100,000 for a variety of service and civilian charities. It provided a substantial donation towards the construction of the Commando Gunner Memorial, which now proudly stands outside of Aaron’s former base at the Royal Citadel in Plymouth.
The Aaron Lewis Foundation was established two years after his death for family and friends to continue making a difference in his name.
The Foundation also provides easy access to fundraising via its dedicated Just Giving page.
About Lt. Aaron Lewis
Aaron had an unsurpassed zest for life, a quality that complemented his compassionate and caring nature, and his love of sport.
At a young age he played for Wasps FC youth rugby team and later went on to study at Loughborough University. This achievement was followed closely by the completion of a Mountain Leadership course, which enabled him to take disadvantaged children mountain climbing.
Making a positive difference to people’s lives was central to everything Aaron did, including his work as a fitness instructor in Hawkwell, Essex, where he committed himself particularly to helping those undergoing post-surgical rehabilitation.