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Original Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2002 16:14:19 +0100
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Posted Jan 04.02
Former Paranomalist And UK Air Ace Dies
[Original headline: Sir Peter Horsley]
World War Two air ace Sir Peter Horsley, who became fascinated with
the paranormal after a wartime brush with death, has died aged 80.
One of the RAF's most celebrated characters, he reached the rank of
Air Marshal and served on the staff of the Queen and Prince Philip.
His service included a spell at Old Sarum, the famous World War One
air station just North of Salisbury.
While taking part in raids on occupied Europe after D-Day, Horsley was
shot down by antiaircraft fire and his plane fell into the sea off
Horsley survived but his navigator died. As he began to recover, he
was convinced he had hovered between this world and the next.
He also believed that he had received messages from two officers he
knew to be dead and from his dead navigator.
In July 1949, he was promoted squadron leader and appointed equerry to
Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Following her father's death he became equerry to the Queen and, from
1953 until 1956, equerry to the Duke of Edinburgh.
He also became interested in UFOs and began investigating reports of
Sir Peter concluded there were some that defied explanation.
In 1997 he published an autobiography, Sounds From Another Room,
describing his experiences of planes, princes and the paranormal.
Story originally published by:
Derbyshire Evening Telegraph / England - Jan 02.02
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