Cundy joined the Territorial Army in 1936. In 1940 he transferred to the RAF for Army Co-operation duties and having completed his training he was posted to 53 (Army Co-operation) Squadron. In May 1940 he took part in bombing raids against the Biscay ports, including the attacks on Brest where Scharnhorst, Gneisneau and Prince Eugen were in residence. Having completed his first tour he was posted to 120 Squadron providing air escort to the Atlantic Convoys. On 22 May 1941 he spotted and attacked U-373 along with her blockade runner and escorting Heinkel 115 aircraft. In October 1942 he joined No 224 Squadron, as 'A' Flight commander. On 26 February 1943 he attacked U-437 and later the same day attacked and seriously damaged U-508. On 3 July he attacked and sunk U-628, however he had to fly home on three engines.
This photograph shows a line of No 120 Squadron Liberators on the apron. Interesting enough the close Liberator is the same one as Cori chose for their No 120 Liberator Model FK228.
Wing Commander Peter Cundy DSO DFC AFC TD
Hand signed 5in x 7in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse.
The late Peter Cundy was an inspirational character and had a very interesting service history, starting with the Army and then moving to the Army co-operation squadrons (hence the TD) and followed by moving to RAF Coastal command as a pilot and sinking two U-boats, secret equipment testing in the USA and then working developing tactics towards the end of the war.