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Corporal Peter Thorpe, who died in Afghanistan on 1 July, 2006, aged 27, was an outstandingsoldier with 3rd Para Battlegroup.He was highly respected throughout the squadron and had just been chosen for promotion to Sergeant.He possessed exceptional trade and soldiering skills, as well as an infectious sense of humour that made him very popular with everyone in the Battlegroup.Cpl Thorpe was also an enthusiastic and talented sportsman, who excelled in his role of Army Physical Training Instructor.Peter Thorpe was born on 3 January, 1979, and had settled in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. He joined the Army in August, 1995, as an apprentice tradesman in Harrogate.After completing the communications training course at the Royal School of Signals in Blandford, Dorset, Cpl Thorpe joined 216 Parachute Signal Squadron in the 5th Airborne Brigade.He gained his military parachutist qualification and became an airborne communicator. He deployed to Afghanistan for the first time in 2001.Cpl Thorpe then completed a two-year tour in Northern Ireland, returning to base in Brawdy, Pembrokeshire, in January, 2006, to prepare for further operations in Afghanistan.He had not been on tour very long when, on 1 July 2006, a rocket-propelled grenade struck the regional headquarters in Sangin, Helmand Province, killing Cpl Thorpe and his colleague Lance Corporal Hashmi. A further four personnel were injured in the blast.Cpl Thorpe was single and survived by his family.His Commanding Officer Steve Vickery said: "Corporal Thorpe was a highly motivated, talented and tremendously popular soldier who constantly inspired those around him whatever the situation. A gifted instructor, he had acquired a huge range of military skills and qualifications and was happiest when passing on this knowledge."He had recently been selected for promotion to Sergeant and was keen to work in an Army Training Regiment. He undertook his role as a patrol commander with absolute professionalism in support of the 3 PARA Battlegroup in the demanding environment of Afghanistan . An outstanding man, his sad loss and that of Lance Corporal Hashmi is felt by us all."

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‘‘Thoughts & prayers we share with you soldier, your families, your friends left behind. We know you have not gone forever, just gone before us. We will meet again.

For Our Deceased Service Men and Women
You are all-powerful, God, and live forever in light and joy. Look with pity and love, we beg You, on those men and women who bravely fought and gallantly died for their country. By laying down their lives, they showed supreme love for others. Accept, we ask You, their sacrifice and their belief in the justice of the cause they died for. Let their offering not be in vain. Please forgive any sins and faults they may have committed. Speedily, we implore You, bring them into Your Presence where fear, sadness, mourning, and death cannot exist. Have pity in Your loving kindness on those they leave behind. In Your own unsearchable ways, make good for their absence, and lavishly bestow Your love and consolations on those deprived of their presence. This we ask in the Name of Christ, our Victor King. Amen.
"Let us pray for our faithful departed," published Franciscan Mission Assoc.

By Pete H on 16 Sep 2009

Pete Thorpe, Great guy,...

Pete Thorpe,

Great guy, fit as a fiddle, always up for a laugh and could not shut him up about his house and partner back in barrow, a proud and happy man. Missed by all.

By Dave Moorhead on 27 Jan 2009

A wondeffull guy who...

A wondeffull guy who was always there for us. Sadly missed everyday and will never be forgotten x

By michelle steel on 07 Sep 2008

A great guy, was...

A great guy, was always there when i needed him considered a very valuable friend.

By caroline Ely on 01 Aug 2008



By PAUL CLANCY on 11 Jul 2008

A tragic loss, R.I.P...

A tragic loss, R.I.P

By Joseph Davis on 13 May 2008
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