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Night oblique aerial photograph showing a town with flares top centre. On the reverse 'Cam 1, Neg 1, 10.4.44, 150, St Cyr Airpark, 617,S/Lfr Munro, Lancaster, 0200,orbiting,10000/6000'.

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A member of the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force kneeling in snow with two dogs either side of her. In the background a two story building with gabled windows. Reported as Leonard Cheshire's poodle Simon (on the right) with Kitty McQuillan WAAF (later…

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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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From A.V.Roe and Co Limited on headed paper. Congratulates him on award of Victoria Cross. Offers him a silver model of a Lancaster which he hopes he will accept.

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From Royal Aircraft Establishment. Thanks him for enlargement of Limoges. Also thanks him for information about side-slip and add some experiences.. Mentions horizon and that they have received two Mustangs for marking. Would like to call at…

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To Royal Aircraft Establishment stating that present scale of operation precludes visits for some time. Is returning memorandum that was lent.

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Letter to Royal Aircraft Establishment thanking them for looking after them on their visit, which will be of great help in future plans.

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From Headquarters 54 Base Coningsby. Letter covering Group Captain Christie's letter concerning Squadron Leader Campbell and Flight Lieutenant Fleming.

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From A.V. Roe & Co Limited on headed paper. Thanks Cheshire for visit and hope he will be able to visit the company. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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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 54 Base Coningsby forwarding the names of two pilots who were anxious to return to operational duties on Mosquito. Squadron Leader C F Campbell DSO, DFC and Flight Lieutenant R T Fleming DFC. Includes operational history.

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On Vickers-Armstrong headed paper classified secret. Write saying that he will send bombing charts at once.

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Thanks him for letter and is glad he is making excellent progress.

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Classified Secret on Vickers-Armstrong headed paper. Thanks Cheshire for lending him distribution chart for 617 squadron. Looking at revised probability data. Graphs sent to Director Bombing Ops.

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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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To Royal Australian Air Force liaison officer at Bomber Command. Writing that Flight Lieutenant D J Shannon desires to continue with operations and does not want to return to Australia. Mentions Shannon's wife is in Royal Air Force serving in same…

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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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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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