A D-Day veteran who went on to write for a weekly newspaper has died aged 93.
Tributes have been paid to journalist Peter Carrick, left, who worked for Stevenage-based weekly The Comet on a freelance basis.
Peter also worked in the music press writing for Melody Maker and the NME, before starting a career in PR.
A regular contributor to The Comet, he also wrote a number of motorsport books and showbusiness autobiographies.
The son of a Hull newsagent, he served in the Army during the Second World War and took part in the D-Day landings before studying journalism at night school after the cessation of hostilities.
His daughter Debbie Bailey told The Comet: “My dad was first and foremost a family man.
“After retiring, he spent many happy years with his wife Brenda – enjoying time with me and my sister Sarah, their grandchildren Adam, Chloe, Sam and Harry, and more recently their great-grandson Arthur.
“He will be greatly missed by all who knew him – such a gentleman.”
Peter’s funeral will be held at the North Hertfordshire Memorial Park and Crematorium todayat 3pm.