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Peter Rayner

"Skippy"

Peter Rayner

(1975 – 2010)

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Peter Rayner

Peter Rayner
(1975 – 2010)

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Peter Rayner

(1975 – 2010)
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About Peter
This is an online memorial dedicated to the memory of Peter Rayner. Sergeant Peter Anthony Rayner of 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, 'Lions of England', Theatre Reserve Battalion, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Friday 8 October 2010.
Sergeant Peter Anthony Rayner was born into a military family on the 11 November 1975 in Andover. He considered his hometown to be Bradford but joined the 1st Battalion, The King's Own Royal Border Regiment in 1994; the same Battalion in which his father had served for most of his Army career.
He joined an Armoured Infantry Battalion based in Catterick, and it is in this role that Sergeant Rayner excelled. Passing a Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle
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driving cadre soon after his arrival he then deployed as a Warrior driver to Bosnia in 1997, to Macedonia in 1998 and again to Bosnia in 2000.
By this time he had been promoted to Lance Corporal and was honing his skills as an armoured infantry soldier by becoming a Regimental Instructor Gunnery, Driving and Maintenance Instructor, and Fleet Manager.
As his Regiment moved to Cyprus he stayed in Catterick with the 1st Battalion, The King's Regiment and deployed to Iraq on Operation TELIC 2, where he was employed as a Warrior Commander.
Always one to seek out a new challenge, Sergeant Rayner moved to the Anti-Tank Platoon where he completed the Milan Detachment Commander's Course. He deployed again
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to Iraq on Operation TELIC 9 with the newly formed 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, this time as a Warrior Sergeant with Arnhem Company.
In 2009, following an exemplary performance on the Javelin Section Commander's Course, he deployed with Arnhem Company to Afghanistan as part of the Theatre Reserve Battalion on Operation HERRICK 11. He was based out of Patrol Base Shammel Storrei, one of the most heavily attacked bases in Southern Helmand, where he performed admirably. He received the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on his return to Cyprus.
In 2010 he once again deployed to Afghanistan with Arnhem Company as the Javelin Platoon Sergeant. His bravery and courage had attracted much
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praise and he had cemented a reputation as one of the best Javelin Commanders in the Army.
He will be remembered for his pre-eminence as a Javelin Commander, for his forthright manner and for his huge personality. Sergeant Rayner will be sorely missed by all members of his Company and by all members of the 2nd Battalion the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment'Lions of England'. He leaves a young family and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Wendy and his son Derek at this time.
Sgt Rayner's wife Wendy said:
"Fantastic loving Husband and Father, Son, Son-in-law, Brother and Brother-in-law, Who loved his job and doing something which he believed in. He will be sincerely missed by all who knew him."
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This tribute has been created to honour the life and the memory of Sergeant Peter Rayner. He died a hero and will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 22nd Nov 2010
Andy Price
wrote:
You will be in our minds always.
Remembrance Messages
On 26th Oct 2010
Wilki
wrote:
R.I.P. mate, you will be sadly missed by all that had the pleasure in knowing you. A true gentleman whom will never be forgotten, sleep tight Skippy, thinking of Wendy and Derek on this sad day may you have the send off you deserve x x x x x x
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Peter Rayner

This is an online memorial dedicated to the memory of Peter Rayner. Sergeant Peter Anthony Rayner of 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, 'Lions of England', Theatre Reserve Battalion, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Friday 8 October 2010.
Sergeant Peter Anthony Rayner was born into a military family on the 11 November 1975 in Andover. He considered his hometown to be Bradford but joined the 1st Battalion, The King's Own Royal Border Regiment in 1994; the same Battalion in which his father had served for most of his Army career.
He joined an Armoured Infantry Battalion based in Catterick, and it is in this role that Sergeant Rayner excelled. Passing a Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle...

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