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J. Michael Peacock

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ON June 17, John Michael Peacock, of Warwickshire. Mr Peacock qualified from Edinburgh in 1950.

Jeremy Mantell writes: Michael Peacock was educated at Bedford School. He left in the summer of 1940 at the height of the invasion fear during the Second World War, which interrupted his planned university admission. He was the son of a dental surgeon who had volunteered for active service in the Boer War, serving as a cavalryman in the Imperial Yeomanry and taking his own horse to South Africa. After being commissioned into the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Michael himself saw active service in the Far East. He was a member of a cloak and dagger organisation (Combined Operations Pilotage Parties) that swam ashore from submarines to reconnoitre beaches …

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