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  • Tags: Cheshire, Geoffrey Leonard (1917-1992)

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Item 1 refers to a protest from Dresden over a statue to Sir Arthur Harris.
Item 2 is a letter thanking Sir Arthur Harris from a couple bombed out of their home in Liverpool.
Item 3 is an article titled 'Remembering Bomber H'.
Item 4 is a letter…

BCleggPVWilsonDv1.pdf
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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Mentions time as a balloon operator at Felixstowe and then training as an air gunner. First tour on 50 Squadron RAF Swinderby on Manchesters, but had to wait for aircraft to arrive as squadron still flying Hampden when he arrived later transferred to…

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Recollection of Eric Horsham from his early years in Plumstead, training at Lords, Torquay, St Athans, Marston Moor then 102 Squadron at Pocklngton. On one operation they were badly damaged but made a successful forced landing at Woodbridge, assisted…

Five Group Newsletter, number 21, April 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about process of servicing, gardening, navigation, honours and awards, signals / radar, tactics, air bombing, radar / navigation, link…

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Head an shoulders portrait of two airmen both wearing uniform tunic. The pilot on the left wera a side cap and the airman on the right a peaked cap. Reported as Flight Lieutenant Frank Hugh 'Lofty' Long on left and unknown airman on right 5.6.40 –…

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Two aircrew standing together in front of a hedge. Unknown airman on left and Flight Lieutenant Frank Hugh 'Lofty' Long on right, Lofty taught Leonard Cheshire how to fly Whitleys whilst in 102 Squadron. Lofty died during a operation on 13th March…

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Six officers with Leonard Cheshire second from right standing in line in front of a door with Base Operation over it. All wear uniform tunic and four in centre have pilots brevet. The second and third from the left are air commodores.

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From left to right Jemadar Nand Singh VC, Colonel Maharaja Harinder Singh of Faridkot, General Claude Auchinleck, Wing commander James Brindley Nicolson VC, Wing commander Leonard Cheshire VC. On the reverse 'Leonard Cheshire (right), possibly a…

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Leonard Cheshire is sitting at table on the left looking down with another officer seated alongside to the right. Two officers stand behind Cheshire on the left and four other to the side of the table on the right. All wear tunic and four have…

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Half-length portrait of Leonard Cheshire wearing tropical uniform jacket with rolled up sleeves and side cap. Visible is group captain rank, pilot's brevet and medal ribbons for Victoria Cross, Distinguished Service Order and Distinguished Flying…

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Full length portrait of two aircrew officers standing talking in an officers' mess. Both are wearing tunics and bow ties. The flight lieutenant on the left has air signallers (S) brevet and Distinguished Flying Cross ribbon. He has hands in pocket.…

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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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Front side view of an Alfa Romeo 6C with engine hood on its right side open to show engine. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor

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Front view of open an Alfa Romeo 6C parked on driveway with figure wearing flat cap in driving seat (Leonard Cheshire). License GN3064. In the background trees. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Side view of an Alfa Romeo 6C with a building in the background right and trees behind. Reported as GN 3064. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Five people, three men and a women with one hidden all wearing tennis gear and one man with suit and peaked cap standing by a tennis court net, Taken in Potsdam in 1936. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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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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