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Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire

(1917-1992), Second World War hero and founder of Homes for the Disabled

(Geoffrey) Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire

Sitter in 15 portraits
Distinguished Second World War bomber pilot. Cheshire was the official British observer at the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki on 15 August 1945, an experience which briefly made him a pacifist. He founded the Cheshire Homes for the Disabled (1948) and, with his wife Sue Ryder, the Ryder Cheshire Mission for the Relief of Suffering (1959). Cheshire himself had motor neurone disease from which he died on 31 July 1992, aged 74.

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Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire, by Arnold Newman - NPG P150(11)

Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire

by Arnold Newman
bromide print, 1978
NPG P150(11)

Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x85328

Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 17 August 1944
NPG x85328

Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x85329

Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 17 August 1944
NPG x85329

Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire, by Gordon Anthony - NPG x38429

Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire

by Gordon Anthony
bromide print, 1944
NPG x38429

Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x21955

Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 10 February 1969
NPG x21955

Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165970

Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 10 February 1969
NPG x165970

Sue Ryder; Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire, by Anne-Katrin Purkiss - NPG x31693

Sue Ryder; Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire

by Anne-Katrin Purkiss
bromide fibre print, June 1987
NPG x31693

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Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 17 August 1944
NPG x72709

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Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 17 August 1944
NPG x72710

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Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 17 August 1944
NPG x72711

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Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 17 August 1944
NPG x72712

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Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 17 August 1944
NPG x72713

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Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire; Norman Cyril Jackson

by London News Agency
bromide press print, 13 November 1945
NPG x184310

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N.W. Garrett; Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire

by E. Cheek
bromide press print, 1957
NPG x184309

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