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Memoir by Air Chief Marshall Sir Walter Cheshire (1907-1978), 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MISC 17

Scope and Contents

Concerning Allied disarmament mission in Saigon


  • Creation: 1945

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Some material within the collection is closed to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Air Chief Marshall Sir Walter Cheshire was a senior Royal Air Force intelligence officer during World War II. He was educated at Downing College, Cambridge and then joined the RAF in 1926. He held a number of positions, including Chief Intelligence Officer at RAF Bomber Command Headquarters, an Air Attache in Moscow and as Chief Air Intelligence Officer at Air Command South East Asia. After the war, Cheshire was made Air Officer Commanding at RAF Gibraltar then served as Commandant of the RAF Staff College in Andover. He retired as an Air Chief Marshal in 1965.

He passed away in December 1978 aged 71


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

2002-06-24 15:26:04+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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