The Spitfire Fund

 

 

 

The people of Greater Elland raised over 6,000 in 1940 for the Spitfire Fund. This amount easily paid for one if not two planes.

 

Thanks to this generosity a plane was displayed in the Town Hall Square for a week. The plane is not a spitfire but a downed German aircraft; probably a

 Messerschmitt Bf 109.


 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trevor Wilson donated the two items. John Wilson, Elland UDC Chairman, was Trevor's father.

 

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