Joining the RAF in 1936, Peter was a Flight Commander with 32 Squadron at the outbreak of war. Posted to France, he flew Hurricanes in the great air battles of France and Dunkirk. During the Battle of Britain, he flew from the famous Biggin Hill fighter station before joining Bob Stanford-Tuck at 257 Sqn.
In 1941 he formed 457 Sqn with Australian pilots and a year later took command of 602 Sqn. In October 1942 Pete Brothers was appointed Wing Leader at Tangmere. He finished the war with 16 victories, the last being an Fw190 over Blois in August 1944. He retired from the RAF in 1973.
Air Commodore Brothers has genuinely signed each Buckingham Battle of Britain Monument cover by hand to raise money for the Battle of Britain Monument being built on Victoria Embankment London and due to be unveiled in 2005.