Sir Peter Terry had a long and distinguished career as a pilot and as a commander in the RAF and in NATO but will best be remembered for his role in the shooting by the SAS of three IRA terrorists in Gibraltar. At the time he was the Governor of the British territory and gave the Gibraltar police the authority to mount the security operation to apprehend the three. In 1990 he was severely wounded in a revenge attack at his home when he was hit by nine bullets fired through the window of his house in Staffordshire. The IRA claimed responsibility.
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