Guernsey

Fundraising for Battle of Britain down £4k

  • 30 November 2011
  • From the section Guernsey
Black Cats helicopters performing in low cloud and mist during the 2011 Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display
The Royal Navy's Black Cats were the only aircraft to take part in the display due to low cloud and mist

Fundraising during the Battle of Britain week in Guernsey was down £4,000 on 2010 after the cancellation of its headline event.

The air display, which was due to feature the Red Arrows and a Skyraider, was cancelled due to poor visibility.

The cancellation led to a drop of 50-60% in the funds donated on the day of the display.

However, events throughout the week boosted the total to £21,000 for the RAFA Battle of Britain Wings Appeal.

The annual display costs about £60,000 and is funded by the Battle of Britain Air Display Consortium, which is made up of local companies.

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