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A colour image of Halifax LK797 'LK E'. It is a view of the port side whilst the aircraft is flying. On the reverse 'During the Royal Air Force 50th Anniversary celebrations each aircraft in which a VC was awarded was shown in watercolour. This is a…

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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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Two young men wearing jacket and tie standing in front of a tree. The man on the left holds a book. Reported as two of Cheshire's friends at Oxford. On left is Thomas Peter Kingsland Higgs, known as Peter, who served with 111 squadron Fighter Command…

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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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Anonymous (from man in the street 1914-1918) manuscript letter congratulating Leonard Cheshire on his birthday and award of the Victoria Cross.

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Image shows eight decorations in two rows. Top row are Victoria Cross, Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Flying Cross and Burma Star. On the right a photograph in frame of Leonard Cheshire sitting writing in a chair in a garden. On the…

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Three quarter length portrait of Leonard Cheshire wearing a suit with medals including Victoria Cross, Distinguished Service Order and bar, Distinguished Flying Cross and bar. He is holding folder paper.

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Head and shoulders portrait of an Army officer wearing checker band glengarry. On the reverse 'Jack Randal, GC's contemporary at school, also a VC'.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Leslie Thomas Manser wearing tunic and peaked cap. Captioned 'F/O Leslie Thomas Manser, V.C. RAFVR (Deceased), No 50 Sqdn. - Avro Manchester --- Cologne (mass raid) --- May 30, 1942'.

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Details about the operation on the MAN u-boat engine factory in Augsburg and the decorations awarded to the crew members.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Squadron Leader John Dering Nettleton VC.

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Information on all Royal Air Commands, Commonwealth and Allied air forces, the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Lists and images or aircraft. List of principal engines, technical terms and aircraft instruments. Ranks of services and badges of the Royal…

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Congratulatory letter concerning daylight operation by Bomber Command Lancasters on U-boat factory at Augsburg. 'Undeterred by heavy losses at the outset 44 and 97 Squadrons pierced in broad daylight into the heart of Germany and struck a vital point…

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Congratulatory letter written on House of Commons paper on award of Victoria Cross and relates views of others he has met, a missed meeting and inviting him for a meal.

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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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From A.V.Roe and Co Limited on headed paper. Congratulates him on award of Victoria Cross. Offers him a silver model of a Lancaster which he hopes he will accept.

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Congratulatory letter on Air Ministry headed paper, which goes on to praise Leonard Cheshire for insisting on continuing hazardous situations and dropping a rank to continue on operations. Suggests that Cheshire is greatly admired in the Air Ministry…

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Letter 1 is to Cyril's mother from the RAF accompanying his log book.
Letter 2 is from Cyril to his mother, dated 18th July 1943. He writes six pages explaining he is about to undertake his first operation. He explains how his estate is to be spent…

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Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Pilot Officer Godfrey from 3 of February 1941 to 25 of September 1945 detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Aircraft flown were Dominie, Proctor, Wellington, Hampden,…

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Relates actions of Manser as captain of Manchester during the first 1,000 bomber operation on Cologne on 30 May 1942. After damage to aircraft Manser persisted in efforts to save aircraft. Once crash was inevitable he ordered his crew to bail out,…

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Congratulations on award of Victoria Cross. Has followed ever since Cheshire was on Halifax.
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