Letter to Leonard Cheshire from William Feeling



Letter to Leonard Cheshire from William Feeling


Congratulatory letter written on House of Commons paper on award of Victoria Cross and relates views of others he has met, a missed meeting and inviting him for a meal.




Two page handwritten letter


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[embossed House of Commons stamp]

Sept 11th

Dear Cheshire

I must send you a line to add my congratulations to the thousands you must get.

It seems a long way from [one indecipherable word] to being a V.C en route for India but you certainly have been very marvellous.

Do you remember the little Brazilian I brought to see you in 4 Group? He went away singing your praises as the “hero I have met”. He will now feel what a good judge he was!

I was in London yesterday & descended on Bomber Ops who thought you were at

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the Ritz but you’d just left.

Should you not have gone to India before the house meets on Sept 26th let me know & come & have the meal you promised to have with me a year ago - but you never turned up.

Again my congratulations.

Yours Sincerely

William Feeling

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William Feeling, “Letter to Leonard Cheshire from William Feeling,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 27, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16488.

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