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Corporal Prescott Shipway

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Corporal Prescott Shipway

Sergeant Scott Shipway was born in Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom on 13 January 1972. He emigrated to Canada with his parents and grew up in Saskatchewan. Sergeant Shipway enrolled in the Canadian Forces in January 1991.

He served with 2 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, the First Battalion, the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), the Land Force Western Area Training Centre and the Second Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.

Sergeant Shipway was serving on his second tour in Afghanistan. A very dedicated and experienced soldier, he also served in Cyprus, Bosnia and Kosovo. He was awarded the Mention in Despatches for his actions in the wake of an IED incident near the Village of Pada in the Shah Wali Kot District in Northern Kandahar Province on 21 June 2006. Sergeant Shipway helped save a fellow Patricia who lost both his legs in the explosion.

Sgt Shipway was killed by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Panjwai District, Kandahar, Afghanistan on Sunday, 7 September 2008. He was travelling on a main supply route between Kandahar and Panjwai in a LAV-III light armoured vehicle when the attack occurred. Seven other soldiers were wounded in the blast. All eight soldiers were serving with the Second Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI) Battle Group, based in Shilo Manitoba.

Sergeant Shipway will be remembered fondly by his partner Deanna, his son Hayden, his daughter Rowan, his parents Charlie and Susan, his sister Samantha, and his family and friends.

Regimental Statement

"Papa Ship" never let a comrade down,
he was a credit to his profession.

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