Hi all

Living in Rochdale - well someone has to - I am researching the service history of the above two Spitfires bought by the town following the Spitfire Week appeal in 1940.

I have researched their details in the excellent "Gifts of War" by Messrs Boot & Sturtivant but would be grateful if anyone could supply any further detail perhaps from those of us with a special interest in the Squadrons they served. Indeed any photographs would be very welcome as I have only one and would be grateful to add to the record.

Incidentally in 1943 the MAP plaque noting the towns contribution was presented by then Wg Cmr Percy Pickard of "Target for Tonight" and Amiens Prison Raid fame

Many thanks