PPA Petrie, Alec G.

Dambuster Crash Sites: 617 Squadron in Holland and Germany
By Chris Ward, Andy Lee, Andreas Wachtel
The Bandits of Cisterna
By William Pickering & Alan Hart

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Petrie
  • FORENAME
Alec G.
  • UNIT
PPA B Patrol
  • RANK
Sapper
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Mention in Despatches
  • PLACE
North Africa 1943
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Royal Engineers (Survey Company)
born 20.4.1916 Houghton-le-Spring,Co.Durham
married
surveyor in civilian life
joined PPA Nov 1942
left PPA 15.3.1943
later commissioned in RE
surveyor,Dingwall,Scotland 1946
land surveyor,Colonial Service (Entebbe and Kampala,Uganda) 1950-62
surveyor,Hampshire County Council (Portsmouth Roads Department) 1962-67
land surveyor,Pietermaritzburg Roads Department,South Africa 1967-77
retired to Gosport 1977
resided 1980s 44 Foster Road,Alverstoke,Gosport,Hampshire
died 15.4.1985
commemorated Porchester Garden of Remembrance,Hampshire
only mention of his award is in his own unpublished account
"considerable knowledge of practical astronomy and no battle experience whatever" (Popski)
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Popski's Private Army
From the Workhouse to Vienna: A British 20th Century Personal Story of Social and Military History
POPSKI A Life of Vladimir Peniakoff
Fighting with Popski's Private Army
With Popski's Private Army
Top