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Remembering Flt Sgt Peter Hartley Carr

I planted a tribute to Flight Sargeant (Flt Sgt) Peter Hartley Carr (1925-1998) in the Constituency Garden of Remembrance at the Palace of Westminster. This opportunity is given to all MPs to honour veterans or service personnel in their constituency.

It was a great honour to be able to plant a tribute to Flt Sgt Carr.

His story is one of dedicated public service to both his country and to his local community. From signing up to RAF at 18 during World War 2, to serving his local area working in local government and as a community volunteer, Flt Sgt Carr gave so much to Wakefield, and it is an immense privilege to be able to honour him in the Garden of Remembrance.

As his John said to me when nominating his late father, Flt Sgt Carr was an unassuming, quiet and humble local hero. It truly is a privilege to pay tribute to his service.

I want to pay tribute also to all our Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their families in Wakefield, Horbury and Ossett for the enormous contribution they make to our country.

Today our UK and Commonwealth service personnel continue to play a vital role in protecting our interests and values, upholding security and stability worldwide.

In Wakefield, Horbury and Ossett we are deeply proud of all our veterans and service personnel, and I encourage everyone to support the local poppy appeal and pay tribute to those who serve.

John Carr, Flt Sgt Carr’s son said:

I am really touched and feel very proud that my father will be remembered in such a fitting and memorable way, especially so many years after he passed away.

As I alluded to in my nomination, my father was a very humble, unassuming and charitable man and he would always put others’ needs before his own.

He was always immensely proud of serving with 207 Squadron of Bomber Command and raised me to always be respectful and grateful for all those who served in World War 2.

Flt Sgt Peter Hartley Carr.


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