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Commando raid on Rommel's HQ, Posthumous award. Account of award of Victoria Cross to Lieutenant Colonel G C T Keyes for his part of a raid on Rommel's headquarters in Libya in November 1941 and an account of the action.

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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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A Lancaster flies over the explosion of an Upkeep bouncing bomb against a dam. A second aircraft has been hit by anti-aircraft fire and is plunging towards the water, engulfed in flames and smoke. A third Lancaster is visible on the right with a bomb…

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Indian Posts and Telegraphs Form with congratulations to Leonard Cheshire on his Victoria Cross from Headquarters 4 Group

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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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Photo 1 is three quarter length image of Norman Jackson, Roy Dobson, E Sandilands and Roy Chadwick.
Photo 2 is a caption with the names of the four in photo 1.
'Warrant Officer NC Jackson VC, Sir Roy Dobson OBE, Managing Director, Mr E Sandilands,…

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Covering his service between 20 Oct 1939 and 13 May 1946. Form a replacement compiled on 5 Jan 1953.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

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

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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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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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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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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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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 Squadron Leader John Dering Nettleton VC.

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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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David Jackson tells of his father, Norman Jackson VC, born in Ealing, London in 1919 and who worked in an engineering company when the war broke out. After initially trying to join the navy, he then joined the RAF and classified as a fitter on…

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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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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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