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Pete Foster
January 4, 2016

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Pete Foster

January 4, 2016

It's my sad duty to inform all Forumites that Pete Foster, former 3DG & SCOTS DG, passed away on New Years Eve.

He was an ex Junior Leader, who was persuaded by his best pal Ollie Mellors, to "badge" to the Carabiniers, both joining the Regiment in '63. He & I both served in Recce Troop in Detmold, before the Regiment split between Cyprus, Libya & Chester.

On Amalgamation Pete went to "D" Sqn, based in Edinburgh, & we were both Troop Sgts there at the time, serving a number of tours in N. Ireland and one as UN in Cyprus. Pete remained with "D" Sqn whilst I re-joined the Regiment in Herford, but various ERE tours & Sqn changes meant I never saw Pete again after our Catterick posting. He demobbed there & remained living in the area until his recent demise.

My condolences to Pete's family & friends - RIP Peter, your duty is done.

John (JKW)

January 5, 2016

Joined: May 12, 2014
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Pete Foster

January 5, 2016

We knew Peter and Marilyn well from our Catterick days. Pete was the original wide boy, always up to something, always with some money making scheme on the go, usually in cahoots with Billy Gray, but he was a good guy and great company. He was Sgts Mess Caterer post Joe ((?) the guy with the bad wig) in Catterick, Marilyn worked as a barmaid in one of the Richmond pubs which was always handy for a free pint or two!!  RIP, sadly another one bites the dust.

January 6, 2016

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 199
Pete Foster

January 6, 2016

R.I.P. Peter  as passing ships in the night you were always a four square guy . My condolences to your kith and kin.

January 7, 2016

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
Pete Foster

January 7, 2016

I remember Pete from our time together in Recce Troop before I was posted to Catterick Trg Regt in 1965/66. He was always well respected in Recce , and A Sqn previous to that, by all who knew him. We only did one cushy Border Patrol together, but he was always ready for a laugh, great when it was pouring down... RIP Pete, service well done. Tom  

January 8, 2016

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1204
Pete Foster

January 8, 2016

It's strange when when you hear of a person passing ,in most cases it's a friend or an aquatance you've known in the pub or down the street .But when a "mate" passes ,and the definition means he was always there for you in thick or thin no matter what ,even tho I haven't seen or spoke to Pete in nearly 40 years I think of the great times we had as "mates" ....god bless Mate rip

January 10, 2016

Joined: June 29, 2014
Posts: 3
Pete Foster

January 10, 2016

Met up with Pete when D Sqn was set up and worked together in the same troop. He was just one of those characters that you don't forget. He liked a wee dram (it doesn't make you a bad person)......Slange Pete.

March 25, 2016

Joined: April 23, 2014
Posts: 141
Pete Foster

March 25, 2016

HI

I wasn't  a member of the 3rd Carabiniers, but Pete Foster was my troop sergeant, 4th troop, D squadron RSDG. Pete made life in the army fun, we had some really good times following him about. NI, Cyprus and throughout the UK, even to the Isle of Mull once in our ferrets. Sadly D Squadron was disbanded and I went off to Berlin and never saw him again.

It was with a very heavy and sad heart that I heard of his passing.

Thanks for the memories Pete.

Cyril Bonnett

 

Ballachulish.


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