As the son of a wartime Lancaster pilot and growing up in a house full of Lancaster books, it was perhaps inevitable that Peter Allam would come to share his father’s love of Roy Chadwick’s masterpiece. Over the years he has carried out a variety of different historical aviation research projects, and was also a researcher and archivist at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.
In addition to carrying out in-depth research on the Lancaster over the last 40 years, Peter has also authored a variety of articles on WW2 aviation subjects for various journals, including the membership magazines of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and Vintage Wings of Canada.
In the early 1980s Peter began a career as an aircraft engineer and has worked on most of the larger transport jets, with the occasional diversion into WW2 fighters and light aviation. Born and raised in Surrey, UK, for the last 15 years Peter has called Ontario, Canada his home.