Biography of Peter Doig
Roll of Honour Tablet and Wreath
Sergeant Peter Doig was a laboratory assistant at the University. He joined the Cameronians in 1940 and transferred to the 1st Glider Pilot Regiment shortly afterwards. On 19 November 1942 he took part in Operation Freshman, an unsuccessful Commando raid on the factory at Rjukan in Telemark, Norway, which was involved in the production of heavy water for the German atomic bomb development project.
Doig was the second pilot in one of the two Horsa gliders which carried the assault party to Norway. Both gliders crashed near the landing site, and Doig was one of those who was killed on impact. The survivors were subsequently shot. In 1945 the bodies of all the British dead were recovered and reburied in Eignes Gravland in Stavanger. Doig's name was added to a new remembrance tablet in the University Chapel in 2003.
Died 19 November 1942.
University Link: Laboratory Technician
Father's Details: Alexander Doig
War Service: Sergeant, Glider Pilot Regiment, A.A.C
Grave / Memorial: Stavanger (Eiganes) Churchyard, Norway
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 15th Jan 2008