Webb, Lacey Peter


Webb, Lacey Peter
L P Webb


17 items. An oral history interview with Warrant Officer Lacey Peter Webb (1925 - 2017, Royal Air Force), service material, aircraft drills, engineering notes, photographs and propaganda leaflets. He flew operations as a flight engineer with 427 Squadron.

The collection was catalogued by Nigel Huckins.




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Webb, LP

Collection Items

Peter Webb's service career, aircraft, and aircrews
Top left - an account of Peter Webb's service career. A flight engineer's brevet with photograph of seven crew underneath.
Top right - seven aircrew wearing uniform tunics with brevet standing in line.
Left middle - a drawing of a winter scene…

Royal visit
A group of RAF personnel in uniform gathered round a Halifax in a hangar. In the centre H M the Queen talks to three officers. On the reverse 'P L Webb, right - next to Queen'.

Two aircrew
Three-quarter length image of two airmen wearing tunics with half brevet standing in front of a low fence. On the reverse 'P L Webb, R'.

Three airmen
Three aircrew, two wearing battledress and the other a tunic, all with side caps, standing arm in arm in front of a wooden hut. On the reverse 'P L Webb, R'.

Peter Webb's Sergeant Stripes
Cloth Sergeant stripes awarded to Peter Webb.

427 Squadron Crest
A crest for 427 Squadron with approval from King George VI.

Letters in a newspaper cutting
Two letters, the first referring to RAF warrant officers being reduced in rank to sergeants from 1 July 1946 and the second about older veterans mocking young soldiers for not having overseas service ribbons.

Peter Webb's Service and Release Book
Issued to Peter Webb covering his service from November 1943 to March 1947.

Peter Webb's Engineering Notes
A notebook used by Peter Webb to record lecture notes regarding engine systems, instruments and electrics.

Bericht aus Westdeutschland (Report from West Germany)
Report from western Germany. One page of a propaganda leaflet produced by the Psychology War Department and Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force. The second page is absent, but both pages are translated into English.

Soldaten Antworten (Soldiers Answers)
A propaganda leaflet directed at the German population produced by the Psychology War Department and Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force. One page is missing but both pages are translated into English.

Peter Webb's Flight Engineer's Log
Peter Webb's log for a cross country flight of 1200 miles. Aircraft was Halifax 'RV-C'.

Peter Webb's Flight Engineer's Log
Peter Webb's log for a cross country flight of 856 miles. Aircraft was Halifax 'RV-J'.

Peter Webb's Electrical notes and calculations
Notes made related to electrical systems.

No 427 Squadron Flight Engineer Section - drills
A document to be used by the Flight Engineer covering drills for use of fuel tanks, Lancaster Mk I and III drills for pre-starting and starting, taxying, take-off, landing, engine stopping, propeller feathering and unfeathering drill, drill for fire…

Peter Webb’s flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers
Flying Log Book covering the period from 19 August 1944 to 20 March 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. Peter Webb, flight engineer, was stationed at RAF St Athan, RAF Topcliffe and RAF Leeming. Aircraft flown in: Halifax and…

Interview with Lacey Peter Webb
Lacey Peter Webb remembers his role as a flight engineer in the Royal Air Force during the war and flying thirty operations on Halifaxes and two on Lancasters. Retraces his training in various stations, among them St John’s Wood, where he was…
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