Studio portrait of brothers, 420786 Sergeant (Sgt) Reginald John Peck , RAAF, of Katoomba, NSW, ...

Unit No. 86 Squadron (RAF)
Accession Number P07664.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker The City Studio
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made c 1943-1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of brothers, 420786 Sergeant (Sgt) Reginald John Peck , RAAF, of Katoomba, NSW, (left), and 422688 Pilot Officer Harold Phillip Peck, RAAF. A carpenter prior to enlistment, Sgt Reginald Peck embarked from Sydney on 19 August 1942 for training in Canada. Whilst attached to 86 Squadron RAF and with the rank of warrant officer, he was accidentally killed on 18 November 1944 near Banff, Scotland. He was aged 24. Pilot Officer Harold Peck was promoted to the rank of flight lieutenant and also served with the RAF. He was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC), gazetted 23 March 1945, for 'skill and fortitude in operations against the enemy'.