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29 October 1940: Malta Fighter Relief Fund Closes

29 Oct

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Fighter plane fund enough for two Spitfires for Malta

Fighter plane fund enough for two Spitfires for Malta

FUNDING FOR TWO FIGHTERS RAISED IN 3 MONTHS

Malta Fighter Plane Fund was declared a resounding success as it closed to donations today. The fund was launched on 30 July as an expression of gratitude to the RAF for their defence of Malta. The intention was to raise enough money to fund the building of a new fighter aircraft but that £6000 target was reached in less than three weeks.

It was decided to keep the fund open to pay for a second aircraft. Collection boxes across the Island and fundraising events such as concerts and football matches have brought the total to £12900 within three months. The Anglo-Maltese league have been congratulated on the success of their initiative. The funds will now be forwarded to the Minister for Aircraft Production, Rt Hon Lord Beaverbrook, in London.

AIR RAIDS DAWN 29 OCTOBER TO DAWN 30 OCTOBER 1940

Weather  Gale and slight rain.

No air raids.

OPERATIONS REPORTS TUESDAY 29 OCTOBER 1940

ROYAL NAVY  Clearance sweep continued by Oropesa; no result.

AIR HQ  Arrivals 1 Sunderland.

KALAFRANA Operations by Sunderland aircraft of 228 and 230 squadrons. French Latecoere on 5½ hours patrol. One Sunderland RAAF arrived from Gibraltar with Air Chief Marshal Sir Robert Brooke-Popham and other officers en route for Middle East.

FORTRESS ROYAL ENGINEERS  Practice ‘Man Marsa’ out to various stations.

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