Letter to Leonard Cheshire from the Vice Chief of Air Staff

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Title

Letter to Leonard Cheshire from the Vice Chief of Air Staff

Description

From Air Marshall Sir Douglas Evill on behalf of Chief of Air Staff congratulating Cheshire on the award of the Victoria Cross. Writes of Cheshire's record and leadership in Bomber Command.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-09-08

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

EEvillDCSCheshireGL440908

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

From : [underlined] Air Marshall Sir Douglas C.S.. Evill, KCB,DSC, AFC. [/underlined]

[Air Ministry Crest]
V.C.A.S
[underline] DO/123/44. [/underlined]

AIR MINISTRY
KING CHARLES STREET
WHITEHALL. S.W.1.

8th September, 1944.

My dear Cheshire
As the Chief of the Air Staff is away I am writing on his behalf and on my own to send you our warmest congratulations on the award of the Victoria Cross.

Your courage and skill have long been a byword not only in the squadrons which you have commanded so successfully, but in the whole of Bomber Command. Now that your magnificent record of service is being more widely published in the citation to the award, it will, I know, be an inspiration to many throughout the Royal Air Force and outside it. It is highly fitting that the splendid determination and power of leadership which you have shown throughout the war should be given special recognition now, when we are reaping the full fruits of the great bombing offensive on Germany in which you have played so distinguished a part.

Yours sincerely

Douglas C S Evill

Wing Commander G.L Cheshire,
V.C, D.S.O.,D.F.C,
No. 617 Squadron, Royal Air Force,
Woodhall Spa,
[underlined] LINCS> [/underlined]

Collection

Citation

Sir Douglas Evill, “Letter to Leonard Cheshire from the Vice Chief of Air Staff,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 14, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16997.

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