Corporal Peter Thorpe Royal Signals, was born on 3 January 1979 and lived in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.Corporal Thorpe joined the Army in August 1995 as an apprentice tradesman at Harrogate and went on to complete his communications training at the Royal School of Signals at Blandford, Dorset.According to the Acid Survivors Foundation in Pakistan, there is a high survival rate amongst victims of acid attacks.
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Corporal Thorpe was a keen sportsman, turning his hand to a wide variety of pursuits, as well as being an Army Physical Training Instructor.
He was a well-respected member of the Squadron whose outstanding trade and soldiering skills combined with his great sense of humour endeared him to all.
He was then posted to 216 Parachute Signal Squadron in the 5th Airborne Brigade.
There he went on to successfully qualify as a military parachutist, fully embraced his role as an airborne communicator and completed his first tour of Afghanistan in 2001.