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Dave Gallagher 06-22-2017 07:57 PM

PM Alex Peters (Royal Irish Fusiliers) RIP
Former Royal Irish Fusiliers Pipe Major Alex Peters has passed Away.
This message was left for all to read:

"Alex Peters past away at 7:15 tonight with his family around him with the bagpipes blaring out the speakers as he fell asleep."

el gaitero 06-22-2017 08:19 PM

Re: Alex Peters RIP
Hmmmm.,,death by bagpipes... ...? R I P Alex.

aboode 07-24-2017 03:35 PM

Re: PM Alex Peters (Royal Irish Fusiliers) RIP
P/M Alexander Peters passed away at his home in Luton, Bedfordshire, on 21 June. He was born in 1929. The funeral took place on Friday 21 July.
He was P/M of the following regiments/battalions:
1960-1961 : Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 4/5th Bn
1962-1968 : Royal Irish Fusiliers, 1st Bn
1968-1968 : Royal Irish Rangers, 3rd Bn
1968-1969 : Royal Irish Rangers, 1st Bn

Dave Gallagher 07-25-2017 03:36 AM

Re: PM Alex Peters (Royal Irish Fusiliers) RIP
His Grand daughter Denise Peters contacted me about more information and photos of him. In searching the net she found my Warpipe website. I was not able to be of much help to her as most Info I had is either on the website or she already knew about.

Seán Donnelly 07-27-2017 01:53 PM

Re: PM Alex Peters (Royal Irish Fusiliers) RIP
I remember reading an article by David Murray in the Piping Times in which he wrote that at the formation of the Royal Irish Rangers in 1968, there was a dispute about whether the new regiment should adopt the standard three-drone Highland pipe, or continue to use the two-drone Irish war-pipe. To settle the dispute, an extremely senior officer (a general?) decided he would have both types played in front of him, and pick one. Alex Peters played the standard Highland pipe, which the officer pronounced to much the better, far more sonorous, etc. The problem was that Peters told people afterwards that one of his tenor drones had stopped, either when he blew up, or shortly after he began playing!

Piperpete 08-20-2017 05:29 PM

Re: PM Alex Peters (Royal Irish Fusiliers) RIP
That's a great story Sean

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