Welcome to
the forums at bobdunsire.com
bobdunsire.com forums bobdunsire.com forums
You can reset your password by going here. Be sure to try your current email and any email addresses you may have had in the past.
Otherwise please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of the forums. In order to help you, please provide the following info: Your Display Name from the old forum and any possible email addresses you would have used before. Without that info we cannot locate your account.


Go Back   Bob Dunsire Bagpipe Forums > Other Topics > In Memoriam
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

In Memoriam Sharing memories of friends and loved ones departed from our world of piping drumming and pipe bands.

Platinum Sponsors
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-22-2017, 08:57 PM   #1
Dave Gallagher
Holy smoking keyboard!
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: St.Ann Mo
Posts: 4,352
Default 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."
__________________
My Website
The Best Pipe Band in the World
When the foemen reel before them in the thunder of the fray,they shall shout your name in triumph at the "Dawning of the Day"
Dave Gallagher is offline   Reply With Quote
Gold Sponsor
Old 06-22-2017, 09:19 PM   #2
el gaitero
Holy smoking keyboard!
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Estados Unidos
Posts: 4,924
Default Re: Alex Peters RIP

Hmmmm.,,death by bagpipes... ...? R I P Alex.
el gaitero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2017, 04:35 PM   #3
aboode
Forum Silver Medal
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Livingston, Scotland
Posts: 330
Default 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
Aad
aboode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2017, 04:36 AM   #4
Dave Gallagher
Holy smoking keyboard!
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: St.Ann Mo
Posts: 4,352
Default 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.
__________________
My Website
The Best Pipe Band in the World
When the foemen reel before them in the thunder of the fray,they shall shout your name in triumph at the "Dawning of the Day"
Dave Gallagher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2017, 02:53 PM   #5
Seán Donnelly
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Ireland
Posts: 144
Default 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!
Seán Donnelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2017, 06:29 PM   #6
Piperpete
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: ny
Posts: 189
Default Re: PM Alex Peters (Royal Irish Fusiliers) RIP

That's a great story Sean
Piperpete is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Silver Sponsor

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:55 PM.