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Wings for Victory Advert from 1943.

By 1943, during the 2nd World War, the Royal Air Force, involved in famous war battles such as the Battle of Britain, were becoming more and more desperate for new aircraft. The advert used on this page stated that the R. A. F. "couldn't do without them", which of course is true!

The Government urged all Districts to invest money, and create record savings, so that new planes could be bought. Each District was set a target, and if that money was raised then the District was presented with "Victory Wings".

The options for investing money in Wings Week were;

  • 3% Savings Bonds

  • 21/2% National War Bonds

  • 3% Defence Bonds

  • Saving Certificates

  • Saving Stamps

  • Post Office Savings Bank

  • Trustees Saving Bank

On the 13th May 1943 Rishton Urban District Council Resolved that 500 should be invested in 3 percent Defence Bonds during the district's "Wings for Victory" Week.

The Council were presented with a plaque on the 12th August 1943, and the Council resolved that the Plaque presented by the Air Ministry to commemorate "Wings for Victory" Week would not be hung at present.

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