Lovatt, Peter


Lovatt, Peter
Dr Peter Lovatt
P Lovatt


Seven items. An oral history interview with Peter Lovatt (b.1924, 1821369 Royal Air Force), his log book, documents, and photographs. The collection also contains his photograph album. He flew 42 operations as an air gunner on 223 Squadron flying B-24s.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Nina and Peter Lovatt and catalogued by Barry Hunter.




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Lovatt, P

Collection Items

Peter Lovatt's navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book
Pilots / Air Gunner’s flying log book for Peter Lovatt covering the period from 12 April 1944 to 20 June 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Burnaston (16 EFTS), RAF Barrow/Walney Island (10 AGS), RAF…

Eight airmen
Eight airmen grouped under the nose of a B-24

An oblique aerial photograph taken through the hatch of an aircraft. Docks, warehouses and houses are visible.

Identification kindly provided by members of 'Finding the location WW1 & WW2' Facebook group.

Starboard engine in the air
A starboard engine over an industrial landscape.

Man in a car
The car is parked in a drive with a man sitting at the driver's seat. The left side of the image is partially obscured by a double exposure.

Peter Lovatt Private Pilot's Licence
A licence issued to Peter Lovatt in Singapore.

Interview with Peter Lovatt
Peter enrolled in the Air Training Corp before joining the Royal Air Force. He went to Walney Island, the Air Gunnery School, and was given the option of becoming a Bevin Boy or an air gunner choosing the latter. Following training on Ansons he…

Singapore Causeway and Eight airmen
Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an oblique aerial photograph of the Singapore-Malaya causeway.
Photo 2 is eight airmen including Peter in khaki and shorts.
They are captioned ' Causeway Singapore-Malaya
RAF Changi Stn [undecipherable]…

Singapore Flying Club
Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is two men standing outside the club house.
Photo 2 is Peter and a man standing in front of a Cessna 172 with 'Royal Singapore Flying Club' on the side.
The photos are captioned 'Singapore Flying Club about…

Ely Cathedral and Mildenhall
Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a street view to Ely Cathedral.
Photo 2 is a stained glass memorial to no 2 and 3 Group of the RAF.
Photo 3 is a large, ivy clad building, captioned 'Mildenhall HQ 3 Gp B.C.'

Peter Lovatt and Officer
Peter Lovatt and a senior officer dressed in khaki walking along a gravel path.

Bill Hitchcock and wife and Invitation to a  parade
Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a man and woman outside their house, captioned 'Bill Hitchcock & Wife at home, Norfolk.
Photo 2 is an invitation to Squadron Leader and Mrs P Lovatt to a 15 Squadron to a presentation parade.

Peter Lovatt's wife and children
Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a boy in the garden, captioned 'Philip Greenish 1953'.
Photo 2 is Gwen and a boy in a garden.
Photo 2 is Gwen and Philip, both seated on deckchairs.

Mildenhall and Oulton Memorial
Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an inspection of cadets. It is led by an officer, Peter and a USAF officer, captioned 'Self Mildenhall 1950'.
Photo 2 is a group of civilians, vicars, flagmen with an American flag and cadets, captioned…

Peter Lovatt and Family
Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a boy and a toddler in a wooden cart.
Photo 2 is a siamese cat.
Photo 3 is five airmen and five woman captioned 'Netheravon - Guest Night [undecipherable] Robinson Self'.

Peter Lovatt and friends
Five photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is three soldiers.
Photo 2 is a man bricklaying and a woman watering her garden.
Photo 3 is Gwen with two women, sitting on a bench.
Photo 4 is Gwen tickling a child whilst they are seated on…

Peter Lovatt's Friends
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a dog in the sea.
Photo 2 is Peggy with the dog, captioned 'Peggy'.
Photo 3 is Peggy and Jean at the seaside, captioned 'Peggy & Daughter Jean'.
Photo 4 is Peggy, Jean and the dog.

Peter Lovatt's Family and Friends
Five photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Peter sitting on a deckchair.
Photo 2 is Peter holding a dog, captioned 'Self & Geodie Upavon/N'Avon 1955?'.
Photo 3 is a man holding a baby with a girl and a boy watching, captioned 'Chris Mason…

Peter Lovatt and Gwen
Six photogrpahs from an album.
Photo 1 is Peter reading a book whilst lying on a wheeled deck chair.
Photo 2 is Gwen paddling in the sea.
Photo 3 is Peter on a deck chair.
Photo 4 is a woman with a young child and behind a teenage boy. They are…

Peter Lovatt's Family
Five photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a boy standing at the entrance to a house.
Photo 2 is a boy and girl sitting on a rock overlooking a farm.
Photo 3 is a man standing on a beach.
Photo 4 is Peter holding a ball in a garden.
Photo 5 is a…

Oulton Memorial
Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 Peter and Bob Lawrence outside 'Black Boys Inn, captioned 'Aylsham Self & Bob Lawrence'.
Photo 2 is a group of people at the memorial, captioned 'Oulton Memorial Bob Lawrence Self & Jamie Brown'
Photo 3 is…

Peter Lovatt's Egypt
Ten photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an airman standing in a military base.
Photo 2 is an eight story building captioned 'A/in Bldg Ismailia Egypt 1952'.
Photo 3 is a bed captioned 'Self Bedroom Abu Sueir Egypt 1952'.
Photo 4 is a building…

Peter Lovatt's Egypt
Eight photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a view of tents in the desert.
Photo 2 is a soldiers firing a rifle, captioned 'Bill Hitchcock Rifle shoot Egypt 1953'.
Photo 3 is four soldiers having a discussion in the desert.
Photo 4 is a Jeep with…

Peter Lovatt, Gwen and Wendy
Eight photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Gwen & Wendy on a beach, captioned 'Gwen & Wendy 1949'
Photo 2 is Peter sitting on a rock on a beach, captioned 'Self Watchet 1947'.
Photo 3 is Gwen in WRNS uniform seated on a bench with a dog.
Photo 4…

Army Officer
A half length portrait of an army officer.
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