Bio / Text:
Complete biography at http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/commonwealth_wickham.htm
excerpt (he was initially a biplane pilot serving in north Africa / Egypt) ...
Pete Wickham was born in Nairobi, Kenya on 26 March 1918, and he was educated in England at Marlborough College and Farnham Military College.
He entered the RAF College at Cranwell in January 1937. He was commissioned on 17 December 1938 and graduated in 1939 and being posted to 3 Squadron.
On 16 May 1939, he was posted to 112 Squadron when this unit was formed aboard HMS Argus in Portsmouth, Hampshire and in September he was sent out to the Middle East and Egypt.