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Peter Aldridge

Peter Aldridge

(Passed – 2010)

  • Sleep Peacefully Peter. You are a Hero who will be forever in the hearts of your Family and Friends xx
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  • SWIFT & BOLD
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  • Your family and friends are in our thoughts. You are a hero and your work will bring a greater good to this world. May you rest in peace.
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Peter Aldridge

Peter Aldridge
(Passed – 2010)

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Peter Aldridge

(Passed – 2010)
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About Peter
This is a tribute to Peter Aldridge. Rifleman Peter Aldridge a soldier from A Company 4 RIFLES, serving as part of 3 RIFLES Battle Group, was killed by an explosion near Sangin in Helmand Province. He was on a foot patrol, part of a larger operation to provide security for the local population in Sangin, when the explosion happened.
Rifleman Aldridge’s family made this statement:
"Our Son died a hero, he lost his life doing what he believed in. Peter said, "If I'm going to die I want to die a Soldier." Our son joined the Army as a Rifleman in the Royal Green Jackets and he didn’t want to be anything else. He was determined to get his first tour of duty under his belt. He believed in the
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Army and was proud of his job and we are so proud of you Peter.
"We would like to thank our family, friends and the Army for being there to support us in our time of need.
"Peter leaves behind his Girlfriend, Jem, and his Brother, Matthew, who he loved with all his heart.
"We love you sweet pea. Swift and Bold Forever."
Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Jones, Commanding Officer 4 RIFLES, said
"Rifleman Peter Aldridge was just 19 – still very much a young man, but having gone to the Army’s Foundation College in 2006, he had a great deal of experience despite his young age. Indeed he was one of the longer serving Riflemen in his platoon having joined their band almost
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2 years ago.
"He made a mark from the outset and was already one of the natural leaders in his platoon. The less experienced Riflemen respected and looked up to him as a role model. He was genuinely dedicated to being a Rifleman and took great pride from it. Looking the part was important to him and he spent plenty of money on making sure that he did.
"He fully embraced The Rifles mantra to be a Thinking Rifleman and was never backward in asking 'why'. Indeed, he will be remembered affectionately for having something to say about most things. He was always in the thick of events and being such a central character in the platoon, he was a regular subject for their jokes. This only encouraged him
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more as he was a man with a great sense of humour and an infectious ability to laugh at himself.
"It was clear from when he first arrived in the Battalion that he was more comfortable in the field than in barracks and in Afghanistan his character really came to the fore. Early in the tour he was his Platoon Serjeant’s wingman as the 60mm mortarman, but later took over as a section lead man. There is no lonelier task and it demands real depth of courage and selflessness. Rifleman Aldridge had plenty of both. Deeply loyal to his brother Riflemen and with maturity beyond his years, he volunteered for the task after his predecessor was killed.
"Rifleman Aldridge's section has had a particularly
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tough tour and his loss is a cruel blow to them, but also to all who knew him. The most fitting testimony that can be paid to him is that we all continue the task on which he died – he would want nothing less. All his brother Riflemen in 4 RIFLES salute him.
"His loss will be a devastating blow to his family and loved ones; our thoughts are with them. The last thing Rifleman Aldridge said to the medic treating him at the scene was to tell his mother that he loved her."
This is a memorial in honour of Peter Aldridge, his life, his achievements and the ultimate sacrifice that he made. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 1st Nov 2011
Caroline Aldridge
wrote:
Swift & Bold forever my son. Love you always xxx
Remembrance Messages
On 24th Jan 2010
Anonymous
wrote:
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. Rest in peace Peter, your work is done.
Remembrance Messages
On 24th Jan 2010
Anonymous
wrote:
I am so sorry to hear that another brave young man has died in the line of duty. You were very brave and my heart and thoughts are with all of your family. Rest in peace x
Remembrance Messages
On 24th Jan 2010
Anonymous
wrote:
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
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Anonymous
message continued:
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though
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Anonymous
message continued:
poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Remembrance Messages
On 24th Jan 2010
Anonymous
wrote:
Peter, I didn't know you but I wanted to pass on my gratitude to you for your work in Afghanistan and also pass on my sincere condolences to your family and friends at this time. RIP.
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Anon ymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Sleep Peacefully Peter. You are a Hero who will be forever in the hearts of your Family and Friends xx
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Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
SWIFT & BOLD
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Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Your family and friends are in our thoughts. You are a hero and your work will bring a greater good to this world. May you rest in peace.
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This is a tribute to Peter Aldridge. Rifleman Peter Aldridge a soldier from A Company 4 RIFLES, serving as part of 3 RIFLES Battle Group, was killed by an explosion near Sangin in Helmand Province. He was on a foot patrol, part of a larger operation to provide security for the local population in Sangin, when the explosion happened.
Rifleman Aldridge’s family made this statement:
"Our Son died a hero, he lost his life doing what he believed in. Peter said, "If I'm going to die I want to die a Soldier." Our son joined the Army as a Rifleman in the Royal Green Jackets and he didn’t want to be anything else. He was determined to get his first tour of duty under his belt. He believed in the...

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