"For yours and our freedom"

" I cannot say how proud I am to have been privileged to help form and lead No. 303 squadron and later to lead such a magnificent fighting force as the Polish Wing. There formed within me in those days an admiration, respect and genuine affection for these really remarkable men which I have never lost. I formed friendship that are as firm as they were those twenty-five years ago and this I find most gratifying.
    We who were privileged to fly and fight with them will never forget and Britain must never forget how much she owes to the loyalty indomitable spirit and sacrifice of those Polish fliers. They were our staunchest Allies in our darkest days; may they always be remembered as such!"

                                                                                G/C John A. Kent  DFC, AFC, Virtuti Militari.


Commanders:
3 Aug 1940 Z. Krasnodebski 7 Sep 1940 W. Urbanowicz21 Oct 1940 Z. Henneberg7 Nov 1940 A. Kowalczyk20 Feb 1941 Z. Henneberg 12 Apr 1941 A. Arentowicz5 May 1941 W. Lapkowski3 July 1941 A. Arentowicz10 July 1941 J. Jankiewicz20 Nov 1941 W. Kolaczkowski6 May 1942 W. Zak19 May 1942 J. Zumbach1 Dec 1942 Z. Bienkowski3 July 1943 J. Falkowski20 Nov 1943 T. Koc25 Sep 1944 B. Drobinski1 Feb 1946 W. Lokuciewski.
Locations:
2 Aug 1940 Northolt
11 Oct 1940 Leconsfield3 Jan 1941 Northolt 15 July 1941 Speke 7 Oct 1041 Northolt9 Nov 1943 Ballyhalbert 30 Apr 1944 Hornechurch19 June 1944 Westhampnett27 June 1944 Merston9 Aug 1944 Westhampnett25 Sep 1944 Coltishall1 Jan 1945 Andrews Field 16 May 1945 Coltishall.
Aircraft:
10 Aug 1940 Hurricane MkI 21 Jan 1941 Spitfire MkI 2 Feb 1941 Spitfire MkII 7 Oct 1941 Hurricane MkII7 July 1941 Spitfire MkII 15 May 1943 Spitfire MkIXF12 Nov 1943 Spitfire MkV19 July 1944 Spitfire MkIXL4 April 1945 Mustang IV


Left: Squadron's badge was a continuation of the 7 Eskadra's (Kosciuszko) tradition and its connection with history of the United States of America.

 

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