I have just received word this evening that we have lost another damn good soldier. Not in action but to a prolonged and severe debilitating illness. Pete Bloom was, amongst his many skills, a Bootie sniper instructor, and he saw his share. Even after he left continued to train Servicemen, and civvies, in proper riflecraft. The bloke really knew his stuff. Skills second to none. Apart from being an excellent man in the field, he had a fine sense of humour, right up until the end, and was an all round good mucker. I realise that a lot of you will not have heard of him but a number of blokes here on Arrse knew him, some of us very well. To those of us that did his departure has left a void that will not be filled. Cheers muckergee, thanks for the good times. Go well.