Letter to Leonard Cheshire from 4 Group

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Title

Letter to Leonard Cheshire from 4 Group

Description

Reply to a request from Cheshire that 4 Group provide crew. Not possible at present due to heavy commitments and new squadrons forming.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-02-06

Contributor

Claire Monk

Rights

This content is property of the Leonard Cheshire Archive which has kindly granted the International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive a royalty-free permission to publish it. Please note that it was digitised by a third-party which used technical specifications that may differ from those used by International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive. It has been published here ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre.

Format

One-page typewritten letter

Language

Identifier

SCheshireGL72021v10029

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

File Personnel & B.F.

4G/GBW/DO.

Headquarters,
No. 4 Group.
Royal Air Force,
[underlined] YORK [/underlined]

6th February 1944.

Dear Chesh,

Gale told me that you were very anxious that we should provide a crew for your squadron.

You know that I would be most happy to oblige but on referring the matter to the A.O.C. he was most adamant that in view of the heavy commitments we have in this Group arising partly from the creation of some new Squadrons and commitments outside the Group it is absolutely impossible to fulfil your requirements. I am so sorry. Perhaps during the Spring when we have straighten ourselves out if you are still in want and would let me know I would use every effort to oblige.

I have tried several times to telephone you but although I got as far as Woodhall Spa. Each time it seems impossible to get put through to you.

Good wishes.
Yours
Gerry
Wing Commander G.L. Cheshire. D.S.O. D.F.C.,
[underlined] Woodhall Spa [/underlined]

Collection

Citation

4 Group, “Letter to Leonard Cheshire from 4 Group,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 21, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16953.

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