Saturday, December 15, 2007

Peter Barlow DFC 19xx-1966

Peter Barlow joined the Royal Navy as an engineering apprentice in 1942 and became officer cadet in 1944. He attended R.N. engineering college until 1948, then served as an engineering lieutenant on HMS Victorious. He learned to fly in 1949 and then served with 804 Sqn flying Sea Furies from HMS Glory, during the Korean War he was awarded the D.F.C.
He attended the E.T.P.S. in 1953 and in 1954 served 3 years at Boscombe Down. He was seconded to de Havilland for Sea Vixen development in 1957. He resigned his commission and joined the firm in 1958 and was employed on Sea Vixen, Comet and Trident testing.
He was killed along with George Errington, Edgar Brackston-Brown and Charles William Patterson when the DH.121 Trident G-ARPY they were testing crashed after going into a deep stall during a test flight from Hatfield in June 1966.