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|Parents||Carmelo Cameron-Jones (father)|
Character Physical & Mental Description
In his youth, he possessed dirty blonde hair with gray eyes. Also, he was considered short. He was known for ferocity in tactics and as well defense. Unlike the rest of House Cameron-Jones, he was reluctant to get involved in politics. More of a straight-forward individual whom did not like corruption that his family was well known for. He was also known for his humanity values.
Gerald was born on the Free Worlds League world of Harmony and is the second son of Principality of Regulus Politician, Carmelo Cameron-Jones. Gerald was not fond of politics despite being taught well enough to be diplomatic. He was extremely loyal to House Marik, and joined the military feeling it was the glue that held the League together.
He attended the Princefield Military Academy, where he was shown to have good command skills of discipline and was strict about maintenance of his equipment. During his academy days, he caught the attention of then First Regulan Hussars commanding officer, Colonel Kinchuhara. Liking what he saw, Kinchuhara began to secretly groom Gerald for a company command position in his regiment.
After graduating, he was assigned to the Colonel's regiment as part of the Eastern Star Strike Battalion. He was assigned Rolling Thunder Company, under the command of Force Captain Vic "Ripper" Davis. He rose through the ranks of the rough and tumble company to command its Fire Lance in 3019. Three years after becoming the Fire Lance's commander, Force Captain Davis was promoted to the Battalion's commanding officer position. Gerald was then promoted to Force Captain and assumed command of Rolling Thunder in late 3022, after the unit had returned from a tour garrisoning Atreus.
Commanding Officer of Rolling Thunder
Gerald's first tour as the Thunder's commanding officer had his unit switching between garrisoning Regulus and worlds on the Lyran border. From 3023 to November 3024, the unit alternated between these two roles, and Gerald led the company on occasional raiding missions.
In December of 3024, the unit was dispatched to world of Tiber. The unit was sent to heavily industrialize world due to dissent activity and Thunder was intended to conduct counter-insurgency against the guerrillas. In January, Gerald and his unit loyalty were put to the test. Gerald and his people were forced to fight a renegade Regulan Hussar unit which had defected to the rebel forces. In this tough battle were forced to destroy the traitors.
Late in the year, in May of 3025 the unit was assigned to fight insurgents on Hong Qiao. However, Gerald, was with more elusive enemy, whom unlike on Tiber fought from the shadows, frustrating himself and his command. The unit was ambushed number times by the local Third Route Army, including a notable encounter in August where the Attack Lance was on a seek-and-destroy mission, the guerrilla forces attacked them in the steamy jungles of Xinhuai River Valley. After five months of futile attempts to destroy the insurgents, the Gerald was order by Regulan high command pull his unit out for reassigned elsewhere.
The Thunder was reassigned to work with its parent regiment in a reprisal campaign against the Capellan Confederation. On its arrival with First Hussars on Calloway VI, the regiment discovered that House Liao had dispatched its 2nd Regiment of the McCarron's Armored Cavalry steal equipment from the world. Gerald and Rolling Thunder along with rest of the 1st Hussars managed to disrupt the raid, but not before being counter-attacked by the Liao Mercenary before making good their escape.
On Wallis in 3027, Gerald lead the unit again in counter-insurgency mission. The unit was forced to be on the run after two weeks arriving. He lead the unit attempting dodge enemy Aerospace Fighters hunting them. Wasn't until sometime later did the unit without reinforcements, managed to put down coupe and bring the world under League control.
In October, Gerald and the company was sent to re-join rest of the 1st Regulan Hussars for a raiding campaign in Lyran space. Striking world of Poulsbo in January 3028, Gerald's unit was assigned to hit city of Silverdale. Soon after landing and securing the Landing Zone, his troops reported incoming VTOLs and armor units in the city itself. The Gerald's force clashed with local defenders, including the 2nd Lyran Armored Brigade. The Company with rest of the Regulan force was forced withdraw short of their objective, Bangor military base. It was able to inflict considerable mount of damage to enemy, before withdrawing from the planet.
Gerald was steadily promoted eventually from command of Rolling Thunder to the 1st Regulan Husser's Commanding Officer. In 3044, Baron Cameron-Jones retired from military service and became a representative for his home world of Harmony.
Marriage and Children
During his active military career, he was noted for piloting a BLG-1G BattleMaster.
- Rolling Thunder (scenario pack) p. 13 - Gerald Cameron-Jones profile
- Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 3, p. 10
- Rolling Thunder (scenario pack) p. 10 - Assuming command to the fight on Tiber in December 3024/Jan 3025.
- Rolling Thunder (scenario pack) p. 33 - scenario Rumble in the Jungle - Gives some details from Gerald's diary of unit's actions on Hong Quia.
- Rolling Thunder (scenario pack) pp. 28-29 - Thunder meets Lightning - Gerald diary details action on Lyran world of Poulsbo in 3028.
- Field Manual: Free Worlds League p. 106 - 1st Regulan Hussars - Officers - Gerald is briefly mentioned his continued promotions from Rolling Thunder to retiring as CO of Regulan Hussars and becoming FWL Rep for Harmony.
- Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 28, "SRTH-10 Sarath"