Weʼre raising £50,000 to fund the purchase of a full scale replica for 303 Squadron Spitfire P8331 Sumatra and her hero Pilot Wing Commander Piotr Laguna
- Gloucester , UK
- 20 hours to go
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Thank you for looking at our fund raising page. Please note we will be using the funds raised via our Community Interest Company www.lagunasspitfirelegacy.org not for personal use.
The project is 100% Not for profit, and should the project ultimately wind up and not achieve its primary goal, all funds will be diverted to our nominated partner the Kent Battle of Britain Museum.
Many of us are aware of the heroic deeds and legendary flying skills of the Polish pilots of 303 'Tadeusz Kosciuszko' Squadron during the Second World War.
This particular project focuses in on one specific pilot, Wing Commander Piotr Łaguna, Commanding Officer of 1 Polish Fighter Wing. His story would be a familiar tale similar to most of the men who endured those terrible years. Piotr was a significant and important man being the Commanding Officer of 1 PFW.
Piotr was already a senior officer with much experience, leading his crews prior to the invasion of Poland in 1939. After the fall of Poland he, with his other senior colleagues, led the men onto France and ultimately to Britain. Our aim is to tell Piotr’s story as a tribute to those men. We achieve this through a living history platform that includes his recovered Rolls Royce Merlin XII Engine and Propellers as well as a full scale cockpit replica of his aircraft to educate both young and old of the commitment, bravery and honour of these magnificent “Few”.
Through our fund raising activities we are planning to procure a full sized complete replica of Piotr’s MKIIb Spitfire P8331 Sumatra. This we hope will enable a full hands on experience to support public events and historic events whilst further supporting the Anglo/Polish communities.
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Scott Booth9 hrs ago
Dear supporters Many thanks for your donations over the campaign. We now have secured funds to be able to source a replica to attend our planned events in 2020. The pages will now close, and the funds will Ben place into the CIC bank account. Thank you again for your support
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in8 Creative Design Co.
Sep 25, 2019
Every little helps :-)
Aug 30, 2019
Great work Scott ! Good Luck!
Jun 21, 2019
Great Work Scott, Fantastic Project to Honour those that fought for our freedom and even better that you can bring this tangible piece of history and their stories to the community.
Jun 21, 2019
Hi ScottThis is an awesome community project and we are very glad to be apart of it!You have a great team of people around you!Well done to you all :)Chris & Paul
May 31, 2019
May 30, 2019
For a good start! Good loock Scott, great idea!!!
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