World’s first unsupported crossing of the Greenland ice cap by an amputee

Peter’s Story

Peter’s focus is to inspire others and prove there is life beyond injury

Pete & his Mum

Peter with his Mum

Peter was 15 years old and still in school when he successfully applied to join the British Army and the Queen’s Dragoon Guards. Peter’s ambition and leadership was recognised early and he became the youngest non-commissioned officer at his unit. 

He was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

 

armoured vehicle

The armoured vehicle that was hit by an IED

At the age of 21, Peter was injured whilst on patrol in Afghanistan and sustained devastating life changing injuries which left him needing complex surgery and rehabilitation after the amputation of his right leg.

Peter saw first-hand the incredible work of the medics who treated him immediately after and during his recovery process, which has been part of his desire to help others lead fulfilling lives. 

He had to deal with the emotion of losing his leg and had to face the prospect of leaving a job he loved with dignity and set himself new goals.

Peter being carried into the chinook

In 2012 the reality set in, Peter was discharged from the Army and has since used his time to help others. His focus is to inspire those around him, to never look back, and display courage and humility in challenges that lie ahead. 

2013 saw Peter complete Heroes Challenge UK (HCUK), work with The Prince’s Trust and become a PADI diving instructor.