The son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Archer and brother of Edward of Tilbury, ON.
In October of 1940 Pete was stationed at St. Thomas when he was granted a weekend leave to visit his parents.
February of 1941, Pete was on leave from St. Thomas ATS, 13/02/41. Peter left for his new station at Dartmouth, NS. 20/02/41. In March of 1941 he had moved on to Air Training School at Dartmouth NS., he had a two weeks leave at home in Tilbury. 20/03 to 5/04/41. In August of 1941 Peter of RCAF Atlantic Patrol and was on furlough with his parents. 19/08/41.
In May of 1942 Cpl. Archer had spent ten months with the RCAF in Newfoundland when he was granted a two week furlough to visit his parents in Tilbury. CDN 28/05/42.
His parents received a cable that Peter had arrived in England for his overseas posting in August of 1942. TT 6/08/42.