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Leonard Cheshire

Group Captain Sir Leonard Cheshire VC (1917 - 1992) was a British RAF pilot, famous for his service in the Second World War, in which he was Wing Commander of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, and for his subsequent work on behalf of disabled people.

In 1948, he founded the Leonard Cheshire charity, which continues his work, and runs homes for disabled people throughout the world. It is described on its factsheet as "the UKs leading voluntary sector provider of support services for disabled people" [1].

In 1959, he married Sue Ryder, also the founder of a charity.

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