Memory of the Spitfire Funds in India

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Click on the image to enlarge Traces of the Spitfire Funds reach as far away as India. Gautham Venugopalan sent us the image of ...

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Traces of the Spitfire Funds reach as far away as India. Gautham Venugopalan sent us the image of this commemorative plate which he found in the Western Railway headquarters in Bombay. The plate was funded by the Ministry of Aircraft Production in 1940 as a token of gratitude for the received donations.

The inscription reads:

IN THE HOUR OF PERIL
BOMBAY & BARODA CENTRAL
INDIA RAILWAY CO.
EARNED THE GRATITUDE
OF THE BRITISH NATIONS
SUSTAINING THE VALOUR OF
THE ROYAL AIR FORCE
AND FORTIFYING THE CAUSE
OF FREEDOM
BY THE GIFT OF
FIGHTER AIRCRAFT

[Gautham Venugopalan]

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