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Tributes after journalist and D-Day veteran dies aged 93

Peter CarrickA 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.

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