Lance Corporal Adam Startup

{ Pidge }

28 Dec 1983 - 07 Jul 2013

  • Iraq Medal (2003 - 2009)
  • Operational Service Medal Afghanistan
  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012
  • General Service Medal Clasp (1962 onwards) medal

L/Cpl Adam James Startup better known as 'Pidge' enlisted into the Parachute Regiment on 18 December 2000.

After passing out, he was posted to B Company, The 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment (1 PARA).

He Served in Iraq during 2003 and in South Armagh during 2005.

Later he again deployed to Iraq and also Afghanistan.

L/Cpl Startup completed the Sniper Course gaining the top student placing but shortly after the course he was diagnosed with cancer. Beating it off twice, he deployed again to Afghanistan.

Sadly he was diagnosed again with cancer for a third time in 2012. This time it was terminal.

‘Pidge’ lost his hardest fight on 7th July 2013.

L/Cpl 'Pidge' Startup will be remembered by all that knew and served with him as one of the most professional Airborne Warriors.


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