Sadly, Peter Troy didn't make it. This is a huge blow. He was a man who got things done. He worked hard for what he believed in. He went to great expense to help our side win the argument. His accomplishments will outlive him for a long time.
My fondest memory of Peter Troy was when he called to say we had air
side access to Sunderland airshow. What that actually entailed was
sitting in the pilots lounge getting gradually sloshed while the pilots
went off and did their thing. We missed most of the airshow and instead
nattered to Bomber Command veterans all day. He was recording most of
it. I hope the tapes survive.
I wish everyone could have someone as
loyal as Peter Troy in their family. He was a furiously defiant man. He lived on his own terms and I strongly suspect died on his own terms too. We are diminished without him.