Cheshire House is named after Group Captain Sir Leonard Cheshire, VC, OM, DSO, DFC, who was a bomber pilot and observer of the atomic attack on Nagasaki.
After his most distinguished war record, he turned his attention to the needy, founding 270 homes for the orphaned and handicapped.
Chosen as a patron of a House for his examples as a layman, a leader in the service of others and an outstanding Christian in the world, he was made A “Life Peer“ in the 1991 Queen's Honour List. He died on 31 July, 1992 (Saint Ignatius' Day) aged 74.
Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire
7 September 1917 - 31 July 1992