October 14, 2010

RAF Podcast

I came across an interesting post on Polish Forums.com that the RAF museum in London honoured the members of the Polish Air Force. This commemoration coincided with the 70th anniversary of the withdrawal of the Polish 303 Squadron from the front line. The phenomenal record of the 303 having shot down 126 enemy aircraft in 42 days was unparalleled by any other squadron during the Battle of Britain.

I missed the anniversary date by several days. Though it was on October 11th, 2010  I want to share the information with all of you now and hope that you'll pass it along.

I am a great admirer of the Polish squadrons of World War II whose pilots have become Legends for their great skill in aerial combat.  I wrote all about it in an article for my website, entitled the Kosciuszko Squadron- Battle of Britain.

But I would like to draw your attention to the news report,and links to two podcasts as well as the website of the RAF museum. It is quite astonishing to hear the British finally acknowledging that the Poles were the best pilots in the RAF - and the world!! Three cheers for the Brits!

RAF podcast tells tale of Polish pilots (length 2 min 40 sec)      source: www.thenews.pl

Museum Honours Polish Airmen Who Fought In The Battle Of Britain     source: www.rafmuseum.org.uk/

RAF Museum Podcast (length: 20 minutes)      source: www.battleofbritainbeacon.org/podcasts/ 


King George VI  visiting Polish Squadron at Norfolk
Polish 303 Squadron

Polish Squadron of Spitfires

Polish Greatness.com

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