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  • Tags: Chadwick, Roy (1893-1947)

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Certificate certifying birth of Roy Chadwick on 30 April 1893 was entered at No 429 of registry book

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Discusses her father’s designs work and remembers both skipping stones on a river during holidays with her father and catapulting marbles over a washtub in their garden. She goes on to discuss the Eder Möhne and Sorpe operation, the bouncing bomb…

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Photo 1 is three quarter length image of Norman Jackson, Roy Dobson, E Sandilands and Roy Chadwick.
Photo 2 is a caption with the names of the four in photo 1.
'Warrant Officer NC Jackson VC, Sir Roy Dobson OBE, Managing Director, Mr E Sandilands,…

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Addressed to Roy Chadwick at A.V.Roe on Vickers-Armstrong headed paper. Thanks Chadwick for existence of Lancaster and his support at a meeting in C.R.D's office on 26 January without which the dams operation would not have happened. States is was…

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A personal account of life of an engineer, C E Brennan, who was seconded to A V Roe at Woodford and Ringway who saw Roy Chadwick frequently. He talks of comradeship, playing rugby and listening to singer Hilda Green. Mentions the sporting rivalry…

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From press officer. Writes that a copy of approved radio script being sent. Continues that copy has been sent to other official to see if there are any points to which exception is taken. Concludes with thanks for help in rubber salvage campaign.

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A biography of Arthur Pritchard written by his daughter. It covers his training, operations and the night he was shot down. Despite speaking no French he was assisted to a hideout in Paris where he remained until Paris was liberated in August 1944.

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Rosemary Lapham is the daughter of Roy Chadwick CBE, the designer of the Manchester and Lancaster aircraft. She tells her father’s story. Her father was born in 1893 and when he left school at the age of fourteen he became a draughtsman at…

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Wedding certificate for Roy Chadwick and Mary Gomersall at Urmston Parish Church on 8 October 1921.

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Congratulates Roy Chadwick for recognition in recent honours list.

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Peter Potter was born in Fobbing where his grandfather had three farms in Shell Haven. He ran away from home at age 15 and got a job before volunteering for aircrew after falsifying his date of birth. He talks about his time in London, visiting…

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Side view of a four engine airliner registration G-AGSU parked on grass, Two men in white overalls stand under the port outer engine. Signed 'With my love Daddy, [signature] Roy Chadwick'. Captioned '(Roy Chadwick copy: by courtesy Margaret Dove the…

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Certificate of burial for Roy Chadwick in parish of Woodford in city of Chester on 27 August 1947. Annotated 'Grave Number M.W. B13 and 14'.

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Biography of Squadron Leader David James Baikie Wilson, DSO, DFC and Bar (1917 - 1947). He flew operations as a pilot with 214, 196 and 617 Squadrons before becoming Head of Aerodynamic Development and Testing, and Test-Pilot at A V Roe & Co Ltd.…

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Transcript of broadcast 8 June 1942 in Manchester at 8.30pm. Tells of making model aircraft when he was a youngster and taking an interest in work of the Wright brothers, Codey, Roe and others. Relates when 18 getting to know A V Roe and joining him…

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Essay by Rosemary Lapham with memories of her father and the day she learns he will not come back. Writes of his brilliance and hard work as an aircraft designer. States he invited her to come to the airfield but she declines as she has to help her…

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Postcard from Roy Chadwick to Rosemary Chadwick at St Elphin's school hoping that she is feeling better. On the front a painting of a schoolboy sitting on a bench seat in a railway carriage. Title 'Is my journey really necessary?'.

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On 23 August 1947 near Adlington, death of Roy Chadwick in aircraft crash.

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Letter talks about bad weather and catches up with news.

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Postcard postmarked Venice from Roy Chadwick to his wife. Writes of journey through Simplon Pass to Italy. On the front a panorama of Domodossola.

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Letter saying he has arrived in Istanbul. Writes of business matters, weather, view from window. Writes that he hopes things will go well with Turkish authorities in Ankara and hope for good business results. Writes that he will be leaving for…

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Written after arrival in Ankara Turkey. Writes about the city and weather. Writes that representatives from De Haviland have been in Ankara but have departed. Talks of Turkish people and catches up with family news.

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Writes that he is enjoying Greece more that Turkey and that as finished most of his business in Turkey, he wished that she could be with him for sightseeing. Writes of his arrival in Athens and meeting British official and a cavalry officer on leave…

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Written aboard ship on route to Brindisi. Writes of journey through Greek archipelago and about travelling companions. Says that he will arrive in Brindisi in the morning and take train to Rome. Hopes to spend a couple of days in Rome before taking…
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