Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Peter Pearson CB CBE

Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Peter Pearson CB CBE

Peter Pearson spent almost exactly 35 years in the British Army as a Gurkha officer, retiring in March 2010.

His service took him to all parts of the world, including the Far East, the Middle East and Africa. He commanded units all the way up from a platoon of 30 men to a tri-Service command of over 3,500.

His operational tours took him to Northern Ireland, as a junior officer, and to Bosnia and Kosovo as a brigadier. His senior appointments included Commander British Forces Cyprus, Commandant of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Deputy Commander of NATO’s southern command. He was the Colonel of the Regiment of The Royal Gurkha Rifles for 10 years and he wrote the third and final volume of the regimental history of the 10th Princess Mary’s Own Gurkha Rifles.

He was Executive Director of BSES Expeditions until August 2014. He became the 145th Lieutenant of The Tower of London in May 2010 and he is currently the Governor of the Military Knights of Windsor.

He is married to Francesca and they have three grown up children and a Labrador. They have rebuilt an old farmhouse in Monmouthshire and spend their live between there and Windsor Castle.

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Having a ball with the BFF

July 22, 2019

Trustees and supporters of the British Forces Foundation got together at the Charity’s flagship fundraising event to have a ball – and make some money.

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Show for HMS Ambush

June 22, 2019

The ship’s company of HMS Ambush were treated to a British Forces Foundation show when they arrived in Bergen, Norway.

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Katherine Jenkins in BFC

June 10, 2019

The amazing Katherine Jenkins headlined a quality British Forces Foundation show for troops in Cyprus.

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HMS Duncan’s treat in Crete

June 4, 2019

HMS Duncan was welcomed with a top-notch show when she sailed in to Crete.

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BFF back in Afghanistan

May 27, 2019

The British Forces Foundation has just returned to Afghanistan to put on top quality morale-boosting shows for our troops.

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Show for HMS Montrose

May 14, 2019

HMS Montrose was the the latest Royal Navy ship to enjoy a morale-boosting show from The British Forces Foundation.

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London Marathon success

April 30, 2019

Let’s hear it for Team BFF – our brilliant band of runners who took on the 2019 Virgin London Marathon.

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Morale booster in Poland

March 28, 2019

Comedian Dominic Holland travelled with the BFF to Poland to entertain the Queen’s Dragoon Guards.

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