Anthony William Dare Peacey was born in London on 6th March 1929.
He joined the RAF in 1948. He was first a wireless operator for several years before becoming an Officer and pilot in 1953. He met his wife, Rosemary, at a policeman’s ball in Oxford and they married in February 1959.
Tony flew a wide variety of planes from early fast jets in Fighter Command, including the Meteor and Hunter, to his later career in Transport Command where he flew the Argosy and Hercules C130. He left the RAF in 1976 and he and Rosemary moved from South Luffenham to King’s Cliffe in the early 1980s.
Here Tony entered fully into the life of the community including with King’s Cliffe Active and with the Church. Tony was a great supporter of the Village Heritage Group and in recent years his company was enjoyed alongside the members of the Old Blokes Group.
Tony’s kind, thoughtful and wise council was appreciated by many. He had a quiet but firm faith in God’s love which did seem to continue to help and guide him as he lived with his illness and its consequences.
His funeral was in King’s Cliffe Church on Wednesday 29th July. He and Rosemary are survived by their three children and two grandsons.