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The Airmen's Stories - P/O C B G Peachment


Charles Barton Gower Peachment was born on 14th January 1919 in Doncaster. He joined the RAF on a short service commission and began his initial training course on 6th March 1939.

With his training completed, Peachment was posted to the newly-reformed 236 Squadron at Stradishall on 6th November 1939.

He married Betty Allsop on 17th January 1940 in Barnet, London.

On 8th August 1940 he landed at Ford with severe damage to the oil system of Blenheim L8684, following an attack by fighters off Le Havre.

He was posted away from 236 to CFS Upavon on 18th October 1940 as a flying instructor.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until his release from the RAF in 1947 as a Squadron Leader.

Peachment died in September 1979 in Worthing.

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