Wings for Victory plaque

Category:  Civilian Life

Wings for Victory plaque

Wings for Victory Week was a national fund-raising event held from 1st to 8th May 1943. Each county in Britain was set a target for the amount of money it should raise. In turn, districts within each county were set individual targets to make up this total. Where these targets were successfully reached, commemorative plaques were awarded by the Air Ministry to recognise the achievement.

Near the top is the motto of the Royal Air Force, PER ARDUA AD ASTRA (“Through adversity to the stars”). Below the winged figure is a pattern based on three dots and a dash, which in Morse code is the letter V, representing Victory.

Exhibit data

Museum number:

2108

Date:

1943

Approx. size:

35 x 58 cm
(14 x 23 in)

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