Born in England in 1930, Peter attended Ridley from 1940 to 1943. He joined the Royal Navy in 1947 and served for 33 years. In 1966, he became the commander of the Royal Navy’s first nuclear fleet submarine, HMS Dreadnought.
He was responsible at the time for the furthest submerged journey ever recorded and, with a diesel-powered submarine, for breaking the ice in the Arctic Circle. While there, Peter organized a game of Arctic cricket, perhaps the northern-most game of cricket ever played.
After his Navy career, he served as the Secretary of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, which engenders the ideals of good government, democracy and the positive ideals of parliament across the Commonwealth. Peter was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1988 for service to the Royal Navy and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. He died in England on June 24, 2017.