Percy M. Watt & Vera M. Owen Page last modified:
Missing portrait.

Percy M. Watt
a.k.a. Willie Watt
(Source: J.S. Watt)

Percy & Vera Watt
Photos

NOTE: For photos of Percy as a child and teenager, please see his parents’ “Photos” page.

We have organised Percy & Vera's photos by subject, and within subject in approximate date order:
     ♦ Percy & Vera’s Wedding
     ♦ Sailplannes & Soaring
     ♦ R.A.F. – Portraits & “Machines” flown

Percy & Vera’s Wedding

Wed-011

Missing portrait.

Wedding - 23 June, 1934
St. Issey, Cornwall
(Courtesy of: J.A.O. Watt / J.S. Watt)

Wed-012

No pic.

Wedding Invitation
Stanley Jeans & Katie Benitz
were Percy’s uncle & aunt.
They lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
(Courtesy of: J.A.O. Watt / J.S. Watt)

Wed-013

Missing portrait.

St Issey Church
St Issey, near Padstow, Cornwall
(Source: St Issey Folk Genealogy
st-issey-folk.co.uk
)

Sailplanes & Soaring

In gliding magazines, Percy M. Watt was often referred to as: Willy Watt.

SS-011

Missing image.

Gliding Awards
Click here to view list on back of photo.
(Courtesy of: J.A.O. Watt / J.S. Watt)

 

SS-013

Missing image.

King Kite Sailplane, 1937
(Courtesy of: J.A.O. Watt / J.S. Watt)

 

SS-021

Missing image.

British Team, Hamburg docks July, 1937
On way to 1st. International Gliding Contest
Wasserkuppe, Hesse, Germany
L-R: J.S.Sproule, P.M.Watt, P.Shaw, R.Wills,
B.H.T.Oliver, C.O.Smith, C.L.Ruffle

Click here to read notes back of photo.
(Courtesy of: J.A.O. Watt / J.S. Watt)

SS-022

Missing image.

"Watt with the typical english hat"
First International Gliding Competition
July 1937, Wasserkuppe, Hesse, Germany
(Source: www.histaviation.com)

SS-023

Missing image.

"King Kite" Nº16
Twin to glider flown by P.M.Watt (Nº18).
First International Gliding Competition
July 1937, Wasserkuppe, Hesse, Germany
(Source: www.histaviation.com)

SS-031

Missing image.

Gliding Competition
Haldon, Teignmouth – Sept. 1937

King Kite Sailplane
Click here to read note back of photo.
Persons listed: Slingsby, Mrs Wills, Wills, Nicholson
(Courtesy of: J.A.O. Watt / J.S. Watt)

SS-032

Missing image.

Gliding Competition
Haldon, Teignmouth – Sept. 1937

King Kite Sailplane
Click here to read note back of photo.
(Courtesy of: J.A.O. Watt / J.S. Watt)

 

SS-041

Missing image.

“Sq./Ldr. P.M. Watt, glider pilot British Team
Seated in a ‘Petrel’ glider July 1939”

(Courtesy of: J.A.O. Watt / J.S. Watt)

SS-042

Missing image.

“Derbyshire, July 1939
(P.M.W.) with L.H. Barker & Joan Price”

Click here to read note back of photo.
(Courtesy of: J.A.O. Watt / J.S. Watt)

SS-043

Missing image.

P.M. Watt in a Petrel
1938-'39, England
(Source: Scale Soaring UK
www.cevans.me
)

SS-051

Missing image.

Gliding in a Petrel
“Sqn Ldr P.M. Watt launched at
National Contests, Derbyshire, July 13, 1939”

Click here to read note back of photo.
(Courtesy of: J.A.O. Watt / J.S. Watt)

SS-052

Missing image.

“Gliding in a Petrel – 1939”
(Courtesy of: J.A.O. Watt / J.S. Watt)

SS-053

Missing image.

Postcard from photographer, Alan E. Slater
Click here to read his message, 14 Aug. 1939.
(Courtesy of: J.A.O. Watt / J.S. Watt)

R.A.F. – Portraits & “Machines” flown

Unless labelled otherwise, all photos are courtesy of J. A. O. Watt (copied by J. S. Watt).

RAF-011

Missing image.

Flight Cadet P.M. Watt, 1925

RAF-012

Missing image.

Armstrong-Whitworth
Atlas Trainer, J-9448

Likely flown at RAF Cranwell, 1925-’26
Click here to read note back of photo.

RAF-013

Missing image.

Armstrong-Whitworth
Siskin, J-888_

Likely flown at RAF Cranwell, 1926
Click here to read note back of photo.

RAF-021

Missing image.

Armstrong-Whitworth
Siskin, J-888_

Likely flown at RAF Cranwell, 1926

RAF-022

Missing image.

Armstrong-Whitworth
Siskin, J-9337

Likely flown at RAF Cranwell, 1926

RAF-023

Missing image.

Sopwith Snipe, E-7534 “Phoebe”
Likely flown at RAF Cranwell, 1926
Click here to read notes back of photo.

RAF-031

Missing image.

RAF Display Team, Gipsy Moth I
F/O P.M. Watt seated far right
ca. 1930

RAF-032

Missing image.

Gipsy Moth Display Flight
RAF Cranwell, 1926

L-R: E.S.Finch - T.A.Pike - J.S.Chick
– 2 senior officers –
P.R.Barwell - W.E.P. Johnson - P.M.Watt
Click here to read notes back of photo.

RAF-033

Missing image.

RAF Display Flight
F/O P.M. Watt seated center

RAF-041

Missing image.

Tiger Moth, K-2584
Per text on back, “Cole” is the pilot.
Click here to read notes back of photo.

RAF-042

Missing image.

Tiger Moths in formation
Early 1927?
(Per photo RAF-032, P.M.Watt is nearest)
Click here to read notes back of photo.

RAF-043

Missing image.

Bristol Bulldog MkII, J-9480
Likely flown ca.1930
(Note: The original photo has it mislabelled a Siskin)

RAF-051

Missing image.

Pilot Officer P.M. Watt, 1926
Licence No. 3604

RAF-052

Missing image.

Percy M. Watt, ca.1930
Attired for an open-cockpit.

RAF-053

Missing image.

Flight Lieutenant P.M. Watt, 1932

RAF-061

Missing image.

Vickers Victoria Troop Carrier, K-2344
F/O P.M.Watt flew it “blind” when attending
RAF Central Flying School, Wittering
March-November, 1931
Click here to read notes back of photo.

RAF-062

Missing image.

HMS Hermes
(Yantai, China - ca. 1931)
First ship built as an aircraft carrier.
P.M.Watt served as Air Adjutant 1932-’33.
(Source: Wikipedia)

RAF-063

Missing image.

Fairey III
Reconnaisance / Light Bomber

F/L P.M. Watt 4th from right.
ca.1934-'35, No.607 (Bomber) Squadron

RAF-071

Missing image.

S/Ldr. P.M.Watt over Seine River, 1939
Handley Page Hampden, L4042

(‘XU’= 49 Squadron, ‘O’= unit ID)
Click here to read note back of photo.

RAF-072

Missing image.

S/Ldr. P.M.Watt over Paris, 1939
Handley Page Hampden

Click here to read note back of photo.

RAF-073

Missing image.

S/Ldr. P.M.Watt over Rhone, 1939
Handley Page Hampden

Click here to read note back of photo.



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