"At this time we remember with affection and pride the Polish air and ground crew who fought so valiantly throughout the WAR of 1939-45. Their courage and gallantry became legendary. The Royal Air Force was honoured by their presence, inspired by their example and enlivened by their gaiety. We salute a brave band."
                Air Chief Marshal Sir John Grandy GCB, KBE, DSO.

Above:  No. 301 Squadron's crest

Squadron's commanders:
27 July 1940 R.Rudkowski
27 July W.J. Piotrowski 2 Apr 1942 S. Krzystyniak 26 June 1942 M.L. Brzozowski 4 July 1942 H. Kolodziejek 26 Sep 1942 A. Dabrowa 20 Apr 1943 S. Krol 14 June 1944 E. Arciuszkiewicz.
Places of stationing:
22 July 1940 Bramcote (Warwick)
29 Aug 1940 Swinderby (Linc.)18 July 1941 Hemswell (Linc.) 19 Apr 1943 Tempsford Now 1943 Sidi Amor (Tunis) Dec 1943 Brindisi (Italy) Mar 1945 Blackbush.
Squadron's aircraft:
22 July 1940 Fairey Battle
Oct 1940 Wellington MkI  June 1941 Wellington MkIV  Apr 1943 Halifax and B-24Liberator Mar 1945 Warwick III Jan 1946 Warwick III and Halifax VIII

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