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  • Tags: Cheshire, Geoffrey Leonard (1971-1992)

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Top left. Head and shoulders photograph of Ivor Jones, in uniform, captioned 'Sq Ldr Ivor Jones 1941 Linton on Ouse', ''The Colonel' had been previously Indian Army'.
Bottom left. Photograph of Mary Brown, civilian clothes, seated in a field of…

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An envelope with a 15c Canadian stamp commemorating the first non-stop transatlantic flight. There is a 617 squadron badge and on the left a Lancaster. Underneath is a Vulcan and under that 'Commemorating 617 Squadron Association Reunion Toronto…

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The obituary of Flight Lieutenant Bob Knights. It details his raids on the Tirpitz, his early life, his training in Florida, his time with 617 Squadron and his role with BOAC after the war until his retirement in 1976.

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A group of five veterans in civilian clothing. Captioned 'From Left: Leonard Cheshire, Ralph Cochrane Johny Farquier'.

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Ernie Twells' obituary detailing his life before, during and after the war.

A letter from the King awarding Ernie Twells his Distinguished Flying Cross.

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A three quarters portrait of Leonard Cheshire and another officer. They have raised glasses of beer and are smiling.

A civilian and two airmen under a Lancaster with a mocked up bouncing bomb during the filming of The Dam Busters.

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Barnes Wallis, Leonard Cheshire and their wives. They are seated at a table set for dinner. Captioned ' Barnes Wallis Leonard Cheshire and wives'.

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A reunion of veteran airmen, including Ernie Twells and Leonard Cheshire. They are all wearing suits with their campaign medals pinned to their chests.

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Aerial photographs of the bombing of the Gnome Rhone aero engine works.
Photograph 1 is a vertical aerial photograph of a bombing raid on the Gnome Rhone works. Much of the image is obscured by smoke and explosions. On the reverse 'Raid on Gnome…

617 Squadron was formed at RAF Scampton in March 1943 specifically to attack the Eder, Möhne and Sorpe dams. Its motto became Après moi le deluge (After me the flood). After the attack on the dams, 617 Squadron was retained as a precision bombing…

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Mary Ward joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in 1940. She served briefly at RAF Driffield but mostly at RAF Linton on Ouse. She trained as a cook before being moved to duties as a map officer. She prepared maps for briefings and debriefings.…

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Mary Ward grew up in Bloxham. She joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in 1940 and was posted to RAF Driffield, on general duties in the officers’ mess. She describes a German daylight attack on RAF Driffield on the 15 August 1940 and the…

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George ‘Johnny’ Johnson was born in rural Lincolnshire. As a child he won a scholarship to Lord Wandsworth’s Agricultural College in Hampshire. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force at the outbreak of the Second World War and was selected for…

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John Bell completed 50 operations as a bomb aimer with 617 Squadron before becoming an instructor.

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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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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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