EADS, Peter

Unit / Base: 
40RM Commando
Prior Police Service: 
Northampton County Police
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Monday, May 8, 1922
Died : 
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Peter Eads 40RM Commando
Peter Eads from Dallington joined the Northampton Police in 1941 having previously been employed as an Audit Clerk for a firm of Chartered Accountants. 
On 7 September 1942 Pc Eads, collar number 80, along with five other Police Officers from the Northamptonshire and Northampton Borough Forces, left the Police joining the Royal Marines at Chatham.
He commenced training in HO (Hostilities Only) 217 Squad which consisted of 41 recruits, 30 of whom were Police Officers mainly from Forces in Scotland. After passing his RM training he was posted to the 2nd RM Battalion.
In 1943 a call was made for volunteers to join the existing 40RM and 41RM Commandos who had suffered heavy casualties during August and September 1943 at Sicily and Salerno, Italy. Peter was selected for commando training which he completed at Wimborne. He subsequently joined 40RM Commando.
Post war
Re-joined the Police. In 1947 he was a Northampton County Police Officer residing with his wife at the County Police Station in Irchester. Served in the Police for 33 years. Retired rank Detective Chief Superintendent. Played Cricket for Northamptonshire County Cricket Club. Author of 'H.E. Bates, a Bibliographical Study'. Member of the Commando Association. Secretary of their Northamptonshire Branch from 1997.
Commando Association Lost Legion List 4 (1974).
Commando Association newsletter 104 (1997).
His autobiography (2 books) 'Once Upon a Lifetime' author Peter Eads.
List of RM Commandos provided by RY (former Cdo. Assoc. Sec).
The 1939 Register covering Northampton.
Report on his wedding in the Northampton Mercury 10 October 1947.
Report on his wedding in the Bedfordshire Times and Independent 10 October 1947.
Tony Moore, FRHistS and Police Historian.
[Image] Report in the Wellingborough & Rushden Herald & Post 07 December 1995.

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