1941: Maharajah of Mysore chips into warplane fund

The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries before, during and after World War II.
The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries before, during and after World War II.

The Maharajah of Mysore in India cabled £37,500 to Lord Beaverbrook, Minister of Aircraft Production on this day in 1941.

The money was for the purchase of aircraft.

In addition to that sum, he sent £7,500 as a personal contribution to the Lord Mayor of London’s Fund for the relief of air raid victims, to whose fortitude he paid tribute.

 

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