Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire
Son of Prof. Geoffrey Chevalier Cheshire and Burella Primrose Eleanor Cheshire
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Historical records matching Group Capt The Baron Cheshire, VC, OM, DSO, DFC
About Group Capt The Baron Cheshire, VC, OM, DSO, DFC
Group Captain Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire, VC, OM, DSO and Two Bars, DFC (7 September 1917 – 31 July 1992) was a highly decorated British RAF pilot during the Second World War.
Among the honours Cheshire received as a bomber pilot is the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. After the war, he became a charity worker, setting up the Leonard Cheshire Disability as well as other philanthropic organisations.