'Wings for Victory' and 'Salute the Soldier' fundraising plaques

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Title

'Wings for Victory' and 'Salute the Soldier' fundraising plaques

Description

Photograph of the 'Wings for Victory' and 'Salute the Soldier' fundraising plaques, presented by the Air Ministry and awarded to the town of Stretford.
In 1943, their target was to raise £480,000. Stretford raised £500,518, which represented the cost of 12 Lancaster bombers.
In 1944, the town aimed to raise £400,000. Following their own 'Salute the Soldier' savings week, they were able to surpass their goal, reaching £469,767. Their contributions funded the equivalent of 20 Churchill tanks, as well as medical supplies and other equipment.

Creator

Air Ministry

Source

Trafford Local Studies Centre Collection, AHC/66-67 (formerly TRA/5/7/66-67)

Date

1943 and 1944

Rights

This image may be subject to copyright law, in accordance with the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Under the terms of 'fair dealing' it may be used for non-commercial research and private study. The person using the image is responsible for any infringement.

Files

AHC.66_67.jpg

Citation

Air Ministry, “'Wings for Victory' and 'Salute the Soldier' fundraising plaques,” Exploring Trafford's Heritage , accessed October 4, 2022, https://exploringtraffordsheritage.omeka.net/items/show/2700.

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