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Covers the period from joining as a Halton Apprentice in September 1932 for training as an Aircraft Fitter. Through the completion of his training and posting to 16 squadron, before being transferred to Egypt in 1937 and on to Iraq with No 4 Flying…

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…

Five Group Newsletter, number 20, March 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about processes of navigation, signals/radar, photography, gardening, Gee, flying control, H2S, decorations, tactics, flight engineers, war…

Five Group Newsletter, number 18, January 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about training, signals, gunnery, accidents, bombing, decorations, photography, engineering, armament, navigation, flying control,…

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To 54 Base Coningsby. Writes that he is enclosing results of Farnborough 'George' (automatic pilot) team to 617 Squadron. Has produced phenomenal improvement in all aircraft,

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Recounts a lecture using models of targets which when viewed from 6 yards represent various sizes at various distances. Problem is to know accurately what height you are.

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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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Letter to Headquarters 54 base Coningsby. Infomation concerning Squadron Leader Campbell not able to return to operations and Flight Lieutenant Fleming already offered for Mosquito training

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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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From officer in Ministry of Aircraft Production. Writes that Cheshire left gloves in his office and is now sending them on.

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Asks if Cheshire has vacancy for wireless operator on his squadron. Served under him at RAF Linton-on-Ouse and recent returned after evading on the continent.

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Thanks him on behalf of Wing Commander Thomas for all the lectures he gave to flight leaders school.

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Letter to Group Captain A C Evans Evans requesting he look into five electro-plated tankards which went missing on squadron move to RAF Woodhall Spa

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To officer at RAF Film Production Unit unit.Thanks him for his letter and offer of cooperation and help.

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An officer from the RAF Film Production Unit concerning someone from that unit conducting night filming from Lancaster.

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To FLS Aston down stating he would attend on 17 December subject to operational commitments.

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From RAF Coningsby concerning 617 squadron working parades. Concludes with discussion on extensions to airmens' passes.

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Writes that it would be impossible for Cheshire to make any arrangements. He would let Thomas know when things became easier. Address states Somerset, but now in Gloucestershire.

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From FCST RAF Aston Down requesting Cheshire to give lecture between 26 November and 1 December. Handwritten note 'Refused by letter - until further notice, 24-11-43.

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Request Cheshire gives lecture at RAF Aston Down and possible dates. Handwritten note 'unable to attend'.

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Making arrangements for a Cheshire to visit Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) Farnborough. Goes on to discuss aircraft navigation instrument problems with which RAE may help. Concludes with discussion of photographs and thanks for recent visit to…
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