Letter from Leonard Cheshire to Rolls Royce



Letter from Leonard Cheshire to Rolls Royce


Requests supply of two dozen Merlin 20, 22, and 38 fuel computers. Recognises that supply is limited but current squadron operations require strict watch on fuel consumption not possible with current equipment.



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One-page typewritten letter


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No.617 Squadron,
RAF. Station,
Woodhall Spa, Lincs.

13th. March, 1944.

Dear Sir,
If it is at all within your power, I should be greatly obliged if you could supply me with two dozen of your Merlin 20, 22, 28 and 38 fuel computers for us by the Flight Engineers of this Squadron. I fully realise that the supply of theses is very limited, and replacement therefore very difficult, but the present work of this Squadron entails strict watch on fuel consumption, which cannot be done by using the present cardboard computers or fuel gauges, as their accuracy to a small degree is very poor.
If it is all possible to obtain theses, I shall be very grateful indeed.

Yours GLC

Wing Commander,
[underlined] Commanding, 617 Squadron. [/underlined]
The Manager,
Instructional Dept.,
Messers. Rolls-Royce Ltd.,



Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire, “Letter from Leonard Cheshire to Rolls Royce,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 18, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16970.

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