The son of Lionel Dibdin and Cecily (nee Haycraft) who died in plane crash in 1933.
He was the elder brother of Joan Dibdin by 7 years.
He was drawn into the Guise family group at Streatham by June 1942 and somehow bought a grand piano in London for £10 and had it delivered to 4 Pinfold Rod where it stayed until the 1980’s.
Sadly Peter was killed in a gunnery accident in Lymington on Sea.
stopped 24 Aug 1939(War started
Peter enlisted in TA 11 May 1939 for 4 years – signed 1
Records have been found that while in training he made detailed notes on the workings of the Otto cycle combustion engine and other useful vehicle mechanics. Coincidentally later in the war his sister took some similar notes!
Don Haycraft, a cousin of Peter's was on active
service -- 115 26 Light Mobile AARA Luton
Peter in WW2 was the following camps at:
20 Nov 1939
325 CO. Sect 3 Det 6 RE Camp Rowhook Horsham Sussex
09-07-1941 Coobe Place Offham Lewes
Queen 3 Sept 43 Bertha’s School Birchington Westgate on Sea Kent
4 Aug 1943 AA Training Camp Clacton on Sea
8 Sept 1943 Queen Bertha’s School Buckington
Westgate on Sea.
14 Sept 1943 Blandford Dorset -Evans Barracks
RE camp Rownook Horsham
23 Sep 1943 Peter died at Lymington