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  • Collection: Peck, Peter John

Peter joined the 74 Air Defence Cadet Corps at a unit at Crayford. He then volunteered to join the Royal Air Force. After a recruiting centre at Hither Green, he attended Lord’s Cricket Ground and was called up towards the end of 1943. He went to…

A programme for a concert party.

'Snaps and Scraps My Life in the RAF'

A short description of the function of the scrapbook.

A page for autographs with a signature of Sgt [indecipherable] Gillespie [indecipherable] British Columbia.

A page for name and address of the scrapbook's owner. Filled in by Peter Peck of Welling, Kent.
Included is Peter's membership card for the Winnipeg Roller Skating Club.

Peter's account of his early days training in Canada then his return across the Atlantic to Scotland.

The page has not been filled in. There is a section for names of Officers and Birthdays, these have not been filled in.

Four sections...physical record, gifts received, foreign places and discharged from service. Only foreign places has been filled in with Halifax and Minneapolis mentioned.

Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a group of trainees arranged in four rows, annotated 'The Old 8 Flight at Newquay'. A post-it has been added with '1st day of training'.
Photo 2 is four airmen with trainee side cap white flashes.

Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a man buried in the sand surrounded by his colleagues, annotated 'And a good time was had by all'.
Photo 2 is 14 airmen in a group, annotated 'Some of the boys'.

Lowestoft harbour viewed from the cockpit of an aircraft.

An air-to-air view of the starboard side of a Lancaster in flight seen from the cockpit of another aircraft.


Five photographs from an album.
Annotated Memories of the grand time spent at No 3 with Mr & Mrs Smith.
Photo 1 is Peter and Mrs Smith standing behind the garden sundial.
Photo 2 is Peter standing beside the sundial.
Photo 3 is Peter, Mr Smith…

Four photographs from an album, captioned Jim Delaney, a grand chap.
Photo 1 and 4 are the same. Two men standing on a grassy verge in front of a brick building.
Photo 2 is Jim in a Sidcot suit leaning on the side of a car.
Photo 3 is Jim standing…

A front/port side view of a Harvard.

30 photographs from an album.
Photo 1 and 2 are the same. Two airmen standing in front of a brick building. They are annotated 'Stan & Jock'.
Photo 3 and 4 are the same. Six airmen in sidcot suits annotated 'Some of the Boys - Howard, Pete, Jim,…

26 airmen arranged in three rows.
A second copy has signatures of some of the airmen underneath.

Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is six airmen watching a seventh sitting behind a machine gun, captioned 'Getting in some shooting hours at the 25 yard range'.
Photo 2 is the inside of barracks with eight men looking on, captioned 'Taken…

14 photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a port side view of a Harvard, annotated 'My Harvard (line!)'.
Photo 2 is a view of the front of a Lysander, annotated 'A Lysie' (No 1 Hangar)'
Photo 3 is an airman posing at the cockpit of a Harvard…

Two photographs from an album.
Both photographs are taken looking forward past three airmen, annotated 'Temperature +5. Taken at, or over Moss Bank in Faithful Annie'.

25 trainee airmen arranged in three rows.

Ten photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a snowy landscape, captioned '#5 AOS'.
Photo 2 and 4 are two airmen standing in the snow, captioned ' "Doc" & Hunky'.
Photo 3 is some buildings, captioned 'A last glimpse of Moss Bank'.
Photo 5 is Ansons…

An airman standing outside a church. In his right hand he is holding papers.


Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a view of the flight deck from behind.
Photo 2 is an airman at a work station in the cockpit, annotated 'The Doc'
Photo 3 is some trees and snow.
A fourth photo has been removed.
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