Roberts, Peter Vernon (Warrant Officer, b.1924 - d.2013)

Accession Number PR03598
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 2 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Log book
Maker Roberts, Peter Vernon
Royal Air Force
Royal Australian Air Force
Royal Canadian Air Force
Place made Australia, Canada, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1942-1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

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Collection relating to the Second World War service of 437059 Warrant Officer Peter Vernon Roberts, 462 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, Australia, Canada and England, 1942-1945.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Contains two folders of material relating to Warrant Officer Peter Vernon Roberts and his service as a navigator.
Folder 1 of 2 consists of two log books of Warrant Officer Roberts. The first log book contains entries dated between 22 October 1943 and 6 July 1944. This log book contains details of Warrant Officer Roberts’ sessions in link trainers and Avro Anson aircraft while he was undergoing his navigation training, and includes the results of training exercises. The second log book contains entries dated between 14 September 1943 and 27 August 1945. This log book covers Warrant Officer Roberts’ training as a navigator in Canada and England, and service with 462 Squadron, based in England. This log book records details such as dates and times of flights, aircraft types and numbers, names of pilots, and purposes of flights. Some of the recorded purposes of flights include navigation training, advanced flying training, operational training, aircraft conversion, and bombing operations on strategic targets in Germany.

Folder 2 of 2 consists of documents and souvenirs relating to the service of Warrant Officer Roberts. This folder contains:
1x Pay Book of Warrant Officer Roberts, 1942-1945.
1x Menu for Course 84 N-1 Graduation dinner, No. 2 Air Observers School, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 24 January 1944. This menu contains a photograph of the graduates of Course 84 N-1 and signatures of several graduates.
1x Royal Canadian Air Force Identity Card of Warrant Officer Roberts [includes original plastic sleeve], 1944.
1x Photograph of group of Air Force cadets, including Warrant Officer Roberts, [date unknown].
2x Photographs of Warrant Officer Roberts and crew [reverses signed by crew], [c1945].