Clegg, Peter Vernon


Clegg, Peter Vernon
P V Clegg


Eight items and five sub-collections. Main collection contains a log of Pathfinder operations from RAF Wyton 1943 -1944, histories of the Avro repair facility at Bracebridge Heath, and Langar, a biography of Squadron Leader David James Baikie Wilson, biography of Squadron Leader Lighton Verdon-Roe, a book - Test Pilots of A.V. Roe & Co Ltd - S.A. 'Bill' Thorn, and two volumes of book - Roy Chadwick - no finer aircraft designer, Sub-collections contain a total of 29 items concerning the Aldborough Dairy and Cafe as well as biographical material, including log books for Alan Gibson, Peter Isaacson, Alistair Lang and Charles Martin.

Aldborough Dairy and Cafe
Gibson, Alan
Isaacson, Peter
Lang, Alastair
Martin, Charles

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Peter Clegg and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.




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Clegg, PV

Collection Items

Details of death of those signing the book
Listing by page of visitors' book of personnel who had signed and were subsequently killed with details.

Mrs Mudd's café - some notes about the signatures
Introduces the visitors book started on 30 December 1931 to 13 September 1959. The World War 2 part has 46 pages have a large number of signatures of Canadian airmen. Next a sketch map of RCAF and RAF airfields in North Yorkshire. Account of a visit…

Index to Canadian and American airmen whose names have been signed in the Aldborough café book
Starts with numbers for each letter of the alphabet with total of 645. Pages by letter of the alphabet with names and addresses.

Pages from Mudd's café victors' book
Seventy-six pages of signatures

Mudd meals top menus for Yorkshire Canuks
Newspaper article in Wings Abroad about "Ma" Mudd's café where RCAF personnel get some of the best meals on this side of Atlantic. Reverse side has other articles about the war.

Front of visitors' book
Address of tea room and note about an article and relation of Miss Mudd.

Woman outside a building
Full length image of a woman wearing dark dress with white collar standing in front of a wall with building in the background.

Aldborough dairy and café
Short history of café and that it became famous for ham and egg teas and became home for many aircrews during the war.

Advertisement for Mudd's choicest dairy butter with text and artwork of cows in field.

Biography of Squadron Leader Lighton Verdon-Roe DFC RAFVR -156 (PFF) Squadron
Second son of Sir Alliot Verdon-Roe founder of A.V. Roe & Co Ltd to be killed in the RAF Bomber Command in WWII. Starts with b/w photograph of head and shoulders portrait of an RAF officer wearing tunic with pilot's brevet, medal ribbon,…

Test Pilots of A.V. Roe & Co Ltd - S.A. 'Bill' Thorn
Covers biography of Bill Thorn early life and taking a short service commission in the Royal Air Force in September 1922 and learning to fly and posting to 17 Squadron at RAF Hawkinge.= and eventually to the Royal Aircraft Establishment at…

Extracts from the log book of Flight Lieutenant Charles Martin
Navigator of 166 Squadron covering a total of 30 operations. His pilots on operations were Pilot Officer Gibson and Flying Officer Allen. From 9 April 1944 until 22 May 1944 and then some subsequent flying. Also flew a number of Operation Post Mortem…

C Martin - operational tour of 30 operations 23 night 7 daylight
List of 30 operations with date, aircraft, target, time and comments.

Two newspaper cuttings
Left - Notifies of award of Distinguished Flying Cross to Flying Officer Charles Martin. Provides some biographical details and description of action which led to the award.
Right - Notified of award of Distinguished Flying Cross, some biographic…

Extracts from Alastair Lang's pilot's flying log book
Covers from April 1941 on 150 Squadron flying Wellington, then on 21 Operational Training Unit and finally on 156 Squadron with Wellington and then Lancaster until operation to Dortmund 4 May 1943 when his aircraft was hit and target indicator bomb…

Telegram to Mrs A G Lang
Reports that German broadcast announced that her husband's flight engineer was prisoner of war with his skipper presumably her husband who is safe and well. Awaiting official confirmation.

Two letters - Award of pathfinder badge
Top - letter to Mrs Lang enclosing certificate of award of pathfinder badge to her husband.
Bottom - mentions that Lang was reported missing on 4 May 1943 was permanently awarded the path finder badge.

Letter to Alastair Lang's wife from RAF casualty branch
Expresses regret that her husband was missing as a result of air operations to Dortmund on night 4 May 1943. Does not necessary mean he was killed and they would make enquiries through Red Cross.

Letter to Alastair Lang's wife from station commander RAF Wyton
Offer sympathy over report of her husband being reported missing. Mentions possibility of safe bale out and that he was well reported on by his squadron commander.

Letter from Donald Bennett to Alastair Lang and two newspaper cuttings
Top - newspaper cutting mentioning Lang's award of DFC.
Middle - letter congratulates him on award of Distinguished Flying Cross.
Bottom - newspaper cutting announcing award of DFC to Flight Lieutenant Alastair Grant Lang.

Operational diary
Page from operational diary for attack on Dortmund with details of five crews including that of Flight Lieutenant A G Lang which is noted as failed to return. Includes details of the operation for the other four crews.

Jack Leslie Clark "Nobby" DFM flight engineer
Relates "Nobby" Clark's experiences after his aircraft was hit by anti aircraft fire and exploded. Initially trapped as the aircraft broke up an span with him eventually being thrown out along with the pilot and parachuted safely to earth despite…

Portrait of Alastair Lang
Full face black and white portrait of 'Sqn Ldr Alastair Grant Lang DFC (from a drawing in Stalag Luft III by Leonard Pearman'.

Alastair Lang in front of a Wellington
Two men wearing flying jackets standing by the rear fuselage of a Wellington letter 'H-JN'. Captioned 'Sgt pilot Alastair Lang beside his Wellington in 150 Squadron'.

Alastair Lang
Head and shoulder portrait of an RAF sergeant wearing tunic with pilot's brevet. Captioned 'Alastair Lang as a Sgt pilot in 150 Squadron'.
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