Skagen Ind

Spitfire Site

Click to enlarge image In 1941-1942, worldwide collection of funds among the Danish community in exile resulted in bringing up a sum of over ...

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In 1941-1942, worldwide collection of funds among the Danish community in exile resulted in bringing up a sum of over £40,000. On 9 April 1942, the Danish delegation met PM Winston Churchill at Downing Street 10 to present him a cheque. The aim was to donate 8 Spitfires for the RAF, but eventually the money were used for three Spitfires and a Handley-Page Hampden. The three Spitfires Mk. VB received presentation names SKAGEN IND , NIELS EBBESEN (BL855) and VALDEMAR ATTERDAG (BL924).

Here, SKAGEN IND, BL924, is preparing for take-off after the official presentation ceremony on 10 April 1942. All three Spitfires received presentation inscriptions with prominent red-white Danish flag emblem.

A small detail worth noting is also the lack of serial number on the second Spitfire in the background.
[Royal Danish Library]

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