Hazeldene, Peter


Hazeldene, Peter
Peter Vere Hazeldene
P V Hazeldene


19 items. An oral history interview with Rachel and John Gill about their father, Peter Hazeldene DFC (b. 1922, 553414 Royal Air Force) and 16 other items including log book, memoirs, medals and photographs. He flew operations as an air gunner with 106 and 57 Squadrons.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Rachel and John Gill and catalogued by Barry Hunter.




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Hazeldene, PV

Collection Items

Peter Hazeldene's Notebook. Three
Notebook used for recording electrical theory notes

Peter Hazeldene's Notebook. Two
Notebook used for recording electrical theory notes.

Avro Manchester
Two (identical) air to air images of Avro Manchester L7389.
The caption describes two 1000 bomber operations that the aircraft took part in.

Flight Lieutenant Spencer
Head and shoulders portrait of Flight Lieutenant Spencer, Pilot of Q for Queenie.

Two Airmen and a Hampden
Two airmen (Peter Hazeldine left) in flying kit standing at the nose of a Hampden. Above their heads on the nose is a griffon with [undecipherable] underneath and P/O R. Waprinc D [incomplete].

Peter Hazeldene
Peter in flying boots standing with one hand in his pocket.

77 Course WOP/AG
Nine airmen, including Peter Hazeldene, arranged in two rows in front of a Nissen hut. Each airman has his surname written on.

Plate with 'L7389'
An oval plate with 'L7389' painted on. There are two irregular sized and placed holes. The centre is made of translucent material such that the number can be read, in reverse. It has also been photographed from the side.

The plate came from Avro…

Peter Hazeldene's decorations
Seven medals awarded to Peter Hazeldene:

Distinguished Flying Cross;
1939-1945 Star;
Air Crew Europe Star;
Defence Medal;
War Medal 1939-1945;
Queen's Jubilee Medal;
Royal Observer Corps Medal.

Peter Hazeldene's Biography
A brief biography of Peter Hazeldene DFC covering his RAF service and subsequent life.

Sergeant Peter Hazeldene - Distinguished Service
A note referring to Peter's mentioned in a Despatch for distinguished service. Surname given as Hazeldine.

Letter to Peter Hazeldene from King George VI
A brief note awarding Peter the DFC, regretting it cannot be awarded in person. Signed George RI.

Peter Hazeldene's Notebook. One
Notebook used for recording electrical theory notes.

Peter Hazeldene's Invitation to a Royal Garden Party
An invitation for Peter to attend a Royal Garden Party at Bentley Priory.

Recommendation for Honours and Awards
Form completing recommending Peter's DFC. Includes listing of all sorties made.

R Purnell Log book extract
Two pages of a log book completed by R Purnell

Peter Hazeldene's Log book
Peter Hazeldene's air gunner’s flying log book covering the period from 28 August 1940 to 13 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at RAF West Freugh (4 BGS), RAF Upper Heyford (16 OTU), RAF…

Peter Hazeldene memoir
Peter's RAF service with 57 Squadron is detailed. This was his second tour and he lists his new crew:
Flt Lt J B P 'Tuesday' Spencer, 20 years, Pilot from Greenside, Co Durham
Sgt W D E West, 21 years, Mid Upper Gunner, from Barking, Essex
Sgt H…

Peter Hazeldene joined the RAF from Wales when he saw a poster to see the world from a different perspective. He trained as a wireless operator and during training suspected a couple of incidents of sabotage on the base. Peter was posted to 106…
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