March 9, 2012

Nigel Coupe

British Sergeant Nigel Coupe, age 33, died on March 6, 2012, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his armoured vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

He was a member of the 1st Battalion, the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment. 

Nigel was from Lytham St. Annes. He joined the Queen's Lancashire Regiment in 1996 - a unit which subsequently became 1st Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.

Military officials stated that Sergeant Nigel Coupe returned to them from the Armoured Training Centre in Bovington, where he excelled as an instructor. He was proud to be a Lancashire soldier in a Yorkshire battalion. His technical prowess was unmatched; he was, quite simply, the best.

Father, place Nigel on
the Road to Heaven
Family members describe Nigel as thoughtful, caring, and selfless. His wife describes him as her best friend and her soulmate. His parents describe him as the son any parent would be proud of. 

Nigel is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his mother, Elaine Freeman; his father, Alan; his wife, Natalie and their 2 daughters, Ella and Jasmine. 

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Nigel Coupe is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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