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  • Tags: Chadwick, Roy (1893-1947)

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The cover of a souvenir programme for the unveiling of the portrait of the late Mr Roy Chadwick at East Kirby, April 30th 1991. It is signed by Leonard Cheshire.

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A photograph of Brian taking photographs captioned 'Brian, eight films later'.
Second photograph is of a ceremony, captioned 'G/Capt Cheshire V.C. at ceremony to unveil portrait of Roy Chadwick'.

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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 rivalry between A V Roe…

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Letter from acquaintance in India thanking Roy Chadwick for Christmas card and writing that he is moving to a command. Writes he assumes that Chadwick is trying to design a machine that will do 400 miles an hour and land at 50.

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Letter from niece in France writing that it is terrible that they are now at war. Writes about her family and mobilisation. Catches up with family news. Signed May.

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Letter from Sibyl who is now in England, to her Uncle Roy writing about the death of her son.

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Letter talks about bad weather and catches up with news.

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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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Passes on family news and writes of Rosemary's activities at school in last week. Looking forward to half term.

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Writes that they are having a quiet evening and enquires about her activities. Looking forward to the holiday and catches up with family news.

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Writes that they are looking forward to he being home and discusses arrangements. Mentions Alan spending time with them before sailing for Kenya. Catches up with other news and wishes luck for examinations. Includes apology for late submission of…

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Sends thanks for anniversary gift and cards. Relates events at party. Writes about cars and family health issues. Discusses actions to prevent falling ill and about food parcels. Concludes with talk of family activities.

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Emphasises need to eat and sleep well at this stage of her life. Apologises on state of bananas. Hopes she will enjoy future activities and catches up with family news.

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Writes that food is on its way and thanks for recent letter. Mentions it will soon be half term and cancelled hockey match. Catches up with family news.

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Sends thanks for nice postcard and discusses family health issues. Mentions he is flying to Paris in a Lancastrian. Catches up with news and mentions they are sending apples.

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Asks whether she has received parcels and money, Mentions presents to other family members. Writes of arrangements for holidays and reminds her to bring bed sheets home. Concludes with weather.

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Hopes she is settled back at school and writes that parcel with letters and photographs other items is being prepared. Questions her about school activities and hope she has comfortable dormitory. Catches up with family news.

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Thanks for letter and is sending money for camp fee. Mentions that he enjoyed christening ceremony and spoke to Princess Elizabeth. Catches up with news.

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Corrects her spelling of receipt and asks about photographs. States he has recovered from shingles and is feeling well. Mentions that mother has obtained some jam and goes on to discuss weather and heavy snow. Hopes she is warm enough at school.…

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Discusses Rosemary's tiredness and school activities. Catches up on family news and hopes she had received jam and sweets. Talks about thaw of snow and hope she has been warm at school. States they have been warm at home due to stockpiling coal, gas…

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Regrets she will not be able to travel home for half term due to weather and that the roads are too bad for them to visit her. Hope that school has enough fuel to keep heating going. Remarks that weather crisis will spur the country to get things in…

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Writes he is surprised that most girls are going home for half term despite snow and that he has informed the school that she will now also be going home. Encloses money for travel expenses and assures that they did want her home but thought rail…
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