Private Paul Lambert

A Scottish soldier who suffered life changing injuries

Private Paul Lambert was seriously wounded by an IED explosion in Afghanistan in 2009.

Paul Lambert, from Leith (Edinburgh), followed in his Grandfather and Great-Grandfather’s footsteps and joined the Army when he was 25 years old. In 2009 he was serving with 1 SCOTS (The Royal Scots Borderers) in Sangin, Afghanistan. During a patrol Paul triggered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that resulted in him losing both his legs, one finger and receiving shrapnel woulds to his internal organs. Paul underwent numerous operations and a long period of rehabilitation. Since leaving the Army he has helped raise significant funds to support military charities.

The museum is fortunate to have a number of objects in our collection that relate to Paul’s service in The Royal Regiment of Scotland. Photos of these objects will be added shortly.




Private Lambert served in 1 SCOTS, The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland

Paul has been an ardent supporter of the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Royal British Legion Appeal in the past in order to highlight the great work they do for military veterans in the United Kingdom. If you would like to learn more about either organisation please follow the links below.

Paul Lambert and Robert Reid discuss their injuries and how military charities have provided them with vital support

Did you know?

Battlefield injuries have been a key area for innovations in trauma care throughout the last two centuries. The lessons learnt by military medical personnel whilst dealing with battlefield injuries helps develop medical practices that greatly benefit civilian treatments.