Sgt Gerry Pearson, CD (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Gerry Pearson, CD (Ret'd) on 7 September 2001.
Gerry was a Field Engineer and an expert Armoured Vehicle Launched Bridge (AVLB) Operator. Thus, he spent several tours with 4 Field Squadron and 4 Combat Engineer Regiment in Germany. He was also a Combat Diver and was one of the original (1964) Royal Engineer trained divers in 4 Field Squadron. Gerry later qualified as a Shallow Water Diver Land Force and participated in Army Diving Trial L1/66 that led to the establishing of Army diving as a speciality.
Gerry was cremated and a memorial service was held in Vedder Crossing on 13 September. (Jan2016kh)