I had the honor of meeting Peter at Lockheed Martin in September 2000 while serving with the RAF in our small British Residents Office on C-130J Hercules Programme. Peter liked to joke with kin folk and be all british. He took our small contingent under his wing with invitations to the British American Functions albeit we always had to stay to the end of the functions to wheel out the “barrel of beer” and sing british songs around the piano. I recall turning up to an event and there was Peter with a cane calling himself names like “daft old fool” for having fallen off the roof of his house and as you do we all agreed with his connotation of himself. Peter was that english gentlemen who had a passion for clay pigeon shooting so one day he took me sports clay shooting on a large estate. I was amazed to find all the trap areas including a white clay with a rabbit on it that was fired along the ground that I could never hit. Peter had me fire the gun all day long and in between listening to Peter chatting passionately on his family and aircraft. That day, I came back with a huge bruised lip caused by the shoot gun hilt and my wife thought I had been in a fight! I recall one of Peter’s wishes was to do bonefish fly fishing in Florida, I hope he managed to do so. Peter also had a passion for Indian food and curries and with our wifes we met up occassionally at restaurants and joked about the waiters who often acted like Manuel in Fawlty Towers…….the waiters never understood King’s english and always forgot to bring to us what we ordered! In 2004 we celebrated Peter’s 50th birthday and I still have the “Peters 50th Birthday” pint glass of which I toasted a beer or 3 for Peter. Although I left Georgia in 2004 to live in Vancouver BC, we kept in touch at the annual Abbotsford Air Show where Peter invited me along as a honorary Lockheed Rep. I was always amazed at Peter’s wheeling dealing influence to organize the USAF to bring the biggest and fastest aircraft to a small air show in Canada. Peter was a pasionate man devoted to his family, a perfect gentlemen and wonderful friend who will always be remembered fondly. Cheers Peter.