Sad news has come in from Jan Karalus that Peter Green died on Wednesday 22nd February 2020. Peter was a Land Surveyor with Fairey Surveys for many years, and during his time there worked on surveys for some historic infrastructure projects. To mention just a few: the Channel Tunnel (both sides), the M!/M6 motorway link, Dungeness “B” power station and the Humber Bridge. He (and his Mk 1 Land Rover) were remembered by Ross Dallas, in an article on land surveying at Fairey Surveys in the late 1960s (link below).
Dave Hadden, who joined Fairey Surveys as a new graduate in 1976, wrote of his memories working with Peter (link below).
A trawl through the Fairey Surveys Newsletters (all on the website) has come up with the following articles about the high precision surveys that Peter did – two have photographs that look very like him:
FSL Newsletter 11, November 1973: Nuclear Power Survey
FSL Newsletter 13, October 1974: New Equipment for High Precision Survey Unit
FSL Newsletter 18, January 1978: Dungeness “B” Report wins prize
FSL Newsletter 22, January 1980: Survey Control for Bridges
More recently Peter was regular fixture at the reunions at White Waltham Cricket Club. There is a good photograph of him on the 2013 reunion photograph, which was posted with a key to the attendees (Peter is #17):
Peter’s daughter Anne-Marie has sent in this photograph of him taken on 27th December 2019.
The funeral will be at Reading Crematorium on 14th February at 13:30 (please note change of time from 12:00 originally published).