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Pontefract Years in Focus 1944

YEARS IN FOCUS
LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE 1940s

PONTEFRACT IN 1944

18 February 1944
ANOTHER SALUTE

Mention was made in 'The Express' last week of a B.B.C. 'Salute' to the Yorks and Lancaster Regiment. Another salute to the regiment was decided upon in Pontefract yesterday week, arising from the ''Salute the Soldier'' campaign for war savings, which is to be held in the town  in the second week of July in view of the traditional associations of the Regiment with the town, and in appreciation of the help it has given to local war efforts in the past three years. The Pontefract Savings Committee in its War Weapons week in 1941, its Warship Week in 1942, and its Wings For Victory Week last year, has raised over 800,000; and the Committee agreed that its 'Salute to the Soldier' must bring the monetary contributions to the war effort to one million pounds. The sum needed for that purpose is 163,737. Of that sum, 125,000 will be earmarked for the Yorks and Lancs Regiment and the balance, plus anticipated surplus over the target figure, will equip a parachute battalion. The Committee welcomed a letter from the A.T.S. wishing success to the Week and offering its help in it.

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