27 February 2018

Sir Peter Squire – A Tribute

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of former CWGC Vice Chairman Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Squire, who died suddenly at home in Devon on 19 February.

 Former Vice-Chairman, Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Squire, meeting staff on tour in the Far East, April 2008

Former CWGC Vice Chairman Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Squire (far left), meeting staff in Asia, April 2008 

Following a distinguished career with the Royal Air Force, Sir Peter was CWGC Vice Chairman from 2005 to 2008. During his tenure he was particularly keen for the Commission to reach out to new generations – engaging them in the Commission’s work and the importance of ongoing remembrance of the war dead.

He was a hugely popular Vice Chairman who impressed all who met him with his good humour, commitment and humble manner. His keen and genuine interest in the Commission and the work of its staff endeared him to all.

In post-Commission life he remained a huge supporter of our work and mission – most recently attending the launch of the Poppies: Wave at the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial in 2017.

All those at the Commission would like to extend their deepest condolences to his family.

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