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Notes that the King will hold investiture at Buckingham Palace on 4 December 1945.

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Three quarter length portrait of an officer and his bride standing in a church doorway. The flight lieutenant on the left is wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and medal ribbon.The brides on the right is holding his hand and is wearing wedding dress…

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Congratulations on award of Victoria Cross. Has followed ever since Cheshire was on Halifax.

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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.

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To Personnel Air Secretary Air Ministry. Apologises for late reply and writes that he has passed message to the squadron. Most disappointed that visit was missed and look to time when they might be more fortunate.

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From Personal Air Secretary on behalf of Secretary of State apologising for not getting to RAF Woodhall Spa due to poor weather. Hopes Sir Archibald Sinclair would visit 617 Squadron at earliest opportunity.

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To Air Ministry concerning bombing results. 700 bombs being plotted possibly undershooting. Request they must get Mosquito by next moon.

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From officer at Central Medical Establishment concerning arrangements for fitting lenses to cope with visual problems.

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To officer at Central Medical Establishment thanking him for letter stating that he will get the medical officer to complete special fitting mentioned.

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Acknowledges letter of 13 January 1944. Does not consider that blame for over payment lies with him. Asks that they confirm he actually received the money. Once confirmed he would pay the whole amount by cheque.

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Notes that Cheshire relinquished acting group captain rank on 25 October 1943 but continued to get paid for that rank until 30 November 1943. This resulted in over payment of £25 5s 8d. Goes on to discuss recovery of the money.

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From officer in Ministry of Aircraft Production. Writes that Cheshire left gloves in his office and is now sending them on.

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To officer at Ministry of Aircraft Production thanking him for returning gloves and apologising that he was unable to call on him recently after a conference.

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Thanks Palmer for invitations but cannot accept either. States not in a position to undertake holiday camp scheme. States that Gumley is an affiliated branch and no longer Cheshire's direct responsibility.

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From Air Ministry discussing Cheshire's 'Eastern Tour'. and subjects for possible lectures.

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Display of log books, flying helmet and photo of Leonard Cheshire. On the reverse 'Imperial War Museum Display, MH17149'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Congratulatory letter on Air Ministry headed paper, which goes on to praise Leonard Cheshire for insisting on continuing hazardous situations and dropping a rank to continue on operations. Suggests that Cheshire is greatly admired in the Air Ministry…

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Cutting 1 is of David Llewellyn saying goodbye to Mrs Llewellyn. He is at the control of a light aircraft.
Cutting 2 is a group of civilians waving the light aircraft off.
The caption reads ' Taking off in his 40 horse-power midget plane...Flying…

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They advise her not to correspond to her husband until it is established whether he is a prisoner of war.

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A cigar given to Malcolm Staves on his de-mob. Manufactured by Justus van Maurik

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Copy of a day by day diary kept by Malcolm Staves from 26th April 1943 to 6th January 1945. Covers training, lectures, gardening and cleaning tasks. Also covers his social life and home leave.

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Letter from the Casualty Branch advising that her husband is missing as a result of air operations on 25/26 May 1943. It does not mean that he was killed and enquiries are being made through Red Cross.

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Letter advising her that because of the length of time her husband has been missing he must now be presumed dead

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Thanks her for return of completed forms and notes she would like help with school fees. Suggests they would be happy to do this and request she reapplies later in year. Notes that son will be eligible for a £50 education grant from age eight and…

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Writes of further reports that three unidentified airmen flying in the same aircraft of her husband had been buried in the military cemetery at Venlo and gives grave numbers. They were buried near the other two members of the crew previously…
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