Letter to Leonard Cheshire from Sir Archibald Sinclair

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Title

Letter to Leonard Cheshire from Sir Archibald Sinclair

Description

Congratulations on award of Victoria Cross.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-09-07

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

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Identifier

ESinclairACheshireGL440907

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Secretary of State for Air crest]

AIR MINISTRY,
WHITEHALL, S.W.1.

Thurso Castle
Caithness
7/9/44

Dear Cheshire,
It gives me much pleasure to hear that The King has bestowed upon you the Victoria Cross that I feel I must write and congratulate you.
The occasion of the award is your splendid exploit in Munich; but behind it is a background of devoted service, brilliant leadership and sustained achievement in the thick of the fighting throughout the war.
Yours sincerely,
Archibald Sinclair

Wing Commander G.L. Cheshire, D.S.O., D.F.C.,
Royal Air Force,
Morton Hall,
Near Swinderby, Lincs.

Collection

Citation

Sir Archibald Sinclair, “Letter to Leonard Cheshire from Sir Archibald Sinclair,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/17000.

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