Letter to Leonard Cheshire from Flying Officer A Hickman

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Title

Letter to Leonard Cheshire from Flying Officer A Hickman

Description

An air gunner who has completed two tours. Requests advice on how to get back on operations.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-05-02

Contributor

Steven Baldwin

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 handwritten letter

Language

Identifier

SCheshireGL72021v10060

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

Officers’ Mess,
RAF Station,
Wickenby,
Lincoln.
2nd May 1944.
[inserted] file & BF. [/inserted]
[inserted] Answered
25.5
[Signature] [/Inserted]

Sir,
During a recent discussion, with a friend of mine from Dunholme, concerning the possibility of getting back on to operational flying, he advised me to write to you.
I am an air gunner. I completed my second tour of operations on the 20th December 1943. I have, since that date, remained on this station. The normal rest period is about six months and since four months have already elapsed since the completion of my tour, I should very much appreciate any advice that you could give me as to the possibility of returning to active flying duties.
I am Sir,
Yours obedient Servant
A Hickman
F/O

Collection

Citation

A Hickman, “Letter to Leonard Cheshire from Flying Officer A Hickman,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 8, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16979.

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