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Raleigh Peacocke was the son of Raleigh Tottenham Francis Egerton Peacocke and of Ethel May Peacocke (nee Morrison), of Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand.
Peacocke attended King's College 1929 - 33 where he was a member of Town House, school prefect, played rugby and was Dux. He then attended Auckland University and later worked for the National Bank.
He was commissioned as a pilot in Canada in the RNZAF.
He joined No 488 (NZ) Squadron in the UK and was killed on night fighter operations.
Barrass, M.B. (2001- 2008). Web site: Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. "Squadrons numbered in the 400 series were technically units of the RCAF, RAAF and RNZAF, but their members were placed under the operational control of the RAF and are usually considered to be part of the RAF's organisational structure". URL: http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn485-490.htm AWMM
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To Great-Uncle Jack
Public - Bill - Other relative - 25 April 2019
Thinking of you this ANZAC Day 2019
Requiescet in pace
Bill Peacocke and family
(Via my father Buster, or Cyril Brandon, Peacocke)
In honour and memory of you, my dearest brother Jack, I too joined the RNZAF. You are always missed.Still your loving sister after all these years -xxx. Esme (95)
- Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
- This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
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