Looking for Peter Donnely

#1
Please help.

Am looking for Peter Donnelly ex-Scots Guards and the ex-RLI, Rhodesia. I was his Troop Commander in 12 Tp, 3 Cdo, RLI from 1976-78.

We have heard that he may be needing some friendship, but can't find him.

1977 photo here: Donnelly | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
 
#2
Still looking for this old soldier.
 
#7
Another call for anyone who knows Peter
 
#8
Please help.

Am looking for Peter Donnelly ex-Scots Guards and the ex-RLI, Rhodesia. I was his Troop Commander in 12 Tp, 3 Cdo, RLI from 1976-78.

We have heard that he may be needing some friendship, but can't find him.

1977 photo here: Donnelly | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
I heard he died in Jo'burg a long time ago. If you have any details, I'd like to know them as I knew Pete in Jo'burg in 1982-83.
 
#10
Not a peep. Pete died, but I don't have any details. He had a slightly crazy South African girlfriend. I do remember him once saying that he decided to quit drinking, but found his nights out and friends so boring that he started up again and had a lot more fun. I knew him casually in Salisbury, but better in Jo'burg.
 
#11
Thanks for ur reply mate,sorry to hear Peter had passed,met him in Joburg&did a few shutdowns at Secunda with him-him&Panga Pete were like a comedy act on those jobs,never a dull moment RIP
 
#12
I know this is a really old post and maybe I won't get a response at all. But I think you are all speaking about my father, he left when we were very young and we didn't know him but I have always wondered where he is what he is doing and if he ever fathered other children and what about his family in Scotland / Ireland. I feel a little numb coming across this feed about him. . If anyone has some information me and my sister would love to hear about it..
 
#13
I know this is a really old post and maybe I won't get a response at all. But I think you are all speaking about my father, he left when we were very young and we didn't know him but I have always wondered where he is what he is doing and if he ever fathered other children and what about his family in Scotland / Ireland. I feel a little numb coming across this feed about him. . If anyone has some information me and my sister would love to hear about it..
You should go to the Rhodesian Light Infantry Regimental Association website and poke around there. Have you looked at the photograph on the Flikr link further up this page, just to make sure we're talking about the same Pete Donnelly? If you get the book "The Saints", which is a history of the RLI, you will come across photos of Pete. There are a lot of people still out there who will smile when you mention his name. He was a wild man and a soldier's soldier.
 
#14
You should go to the Rhodesian Light Infantry Regimental Association website and poke around there. Have you looked at the photograph on the Flikr link further up this page, just to make sure we're talking about the same Pete Donnelly? If you get the book "The Saints", which is a history of the RLI, you will come across photos of Pete. There are a lot of people still out there who will smile when you mention his name. He was a wild man and a soldier's soldier.
He was Peter Mac's best man at his wedding. There's a photo of him in Peter Mac's book. Peter M reckons that he's passed on to the great afterlife.
 
#15
Yes I have seen the photo on Flickr and it is him ... I would love all the information I can get about him and extended family. . What a strange way to come across your father after 26 years..

Thank you for the information.
 
#20
At the moment I have a lot of information coming in from Facebook pages. I do believe you said earlier in the post he had a crazy south African girlfriend, I believe that was my mom. They met I think in joburg and then after having her first baby and pregnant with me left, that was the year 1983/1984 we ended up in Cape town and he came around 1990 but after a few weeks left again. Not sure on the exact details of why who and what except what my mom told us. From what I gathered the last week he had a son prI to us in Salisbury and his sons name was Aaron but what I don't know is the last name donnelly or the mom's surname. . So I'm trying to piece together as much as I can, but I have about 4/5 different sources and all of them kind of knew him different years same time. They all knew his rifle training skills and experience as a soliderfar outweighshis civilian days. He was sick I am told. Would you by any chance not what he passed from and what year. ?

If you would like to look for the thread on Facebook in inquired via a group .Bei Facebook anmelden | Facebook

And this pagehttps://m.facebook.com/RLIpri/


There are a few ex soldiers with no information and lots of stories.
 
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