Major General Peter Davies CB was commissioned into the Royal Signals in 1958. His final military appointment was GOC Wales. He was Colonel Commandant Royal Signals and Colonel, The King’s Regiment.
He formed and chaired the committee for Animals in War having seen a proposal article in The Daily Telegraph. With the help of his wife's cousin, Professor Bryan Kneale RA, a national competition was held to select the best concept for the Memorial; David Backhouse’s design gained the unanimous approval of the committee.
Peter Davies was Director General of the RSPCA
from 1991-2002, Director General of the World Society for the Protection of Animals
from 2002-2009 before becoming Chairman of The Brooke
in 2009. He is also Chairman of The Marjan Centre for the Study of Conflict and Conservation
as part of the War Studies Department of King's College, London