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Peter Pettit (1908-2003) was a London solicitor, senior partner in a prominent family firm. He was educated at University College School; then spent five years serving articles to prepare him for the Law Society examination to qualify as a solicitor. His father had been a member of B Battery, HAC, and he himself joined the battery in 1927. He was commissioned in 1932 and before the outbreak of war was commanding B Battery. After three years training in Britain, he served overseas with four different field artillery units, and in 1945 became CO of 55th Field Regiment (West Somerset Yeomanry). After the war he was for many years a member of the Court of Assistants of the HAC; and gave long unpaid service to local government, in turn as a Councillor, Alderman and Mayor of the ancient London borough of St Marylebone.