Peter Wilson 1956-2021
We remember the Angels loyal paramedic
It is our sad duty to report the passing of Pete Wilson a week ago. Known affectionately as ‘Paramedic Pete’ he was easily recognisable in appropriate uniform at both matches and events held at Longmead.
He was the club’s paramedic for many years and was identifiable by his Hi Vis jacket and could be seen standing either at the entrance to the club shop or at the changing room tunnel. He provided assistance to the club’s physios when required and also took care of any spectators or visitors who needed medical assistance.
His support for the club was fantastic giving his time and his expertise to enable not only football matches but also our many events to take place in the knowledge that the club had an experienced paramedic on duty.
His earlier working career saw him as a firefighter and then a postman but he always maintained an interest in first aid which was eventually to lead him to a career in the Ambulance service starting in 1988 qualifying as a paramedic in 1992.
Outside of work Pete became a civilian instructor at Tonbridge Air Cadets as well as being a life long fan of Brighton & Hove Albion and of course The Angels.
Pete will be very sadly missed by the club and our sincere condolences go to his wife Rose, daughters Amanda and Georgina, six grandchildren and one great grandchild together with all his friends.