"... The Poles shared the losses as well as the successes; they lived up to the motto embroider on the colors of the Polish Air Force: 'Love demands Sacrifice'. The love of their country made them wiling to sacrifice if need by their lives so that Poland might again be free. They also lived up to our motto  - the motto of the Royal Air Force - Per Ardua ad Astra. Through the hard toil of war, they fought on until they saw, with us, the stars of victory.
    I pray that some means can be found, some honorable arrangement made, whereby these gallant squadrons can return to Poland with all the honor which is their due".
                                        Air Chief Marshal Sir Sholto Douglas in his speech in Warsaw on 15 November 1945.


Commanders:
9 Sep 1940 S. Laszkiewicz10 Nov 1940 W. Jesionowski8 Dec 1940 J. Orzechowski23 June 1941 M. Pisarek 11 Dec 1941 M. Wesolowski10 Jan 1942 M. Nowierski6 May 1942 F. Szyszka26 May 1942 W. Zak12 Feb 1943 F. Kornicki4 Mar 1943 P. Niemiec 19 May 1943 J. Zulikowski21 Mar 1944 W. Retinger17 Nov 1944 K. Pniak1 July 1945 I. Olszewski.
Locations:
9 Sep 1940 Speke25 Sep 1940 Bagington1 June 1941 Chilbolton24June 1941 Northolt12 Dec 1941
Woodvale1 Apr 1942 Exeter 7 May 1942 Hutton Cranswick 30 July 1942 Heston29 Oct 1942 Northolt29 Apr 1943 ChurchFenton5 July 1943 Hutton Cranswick7 Sep 1943 Friston21 Sep 1943 Hutton 11 Nov1943 Northolt 2 Dec 1943 Hutton Cranswick18 Dec 1943Northolt8 Mar 1944 Llanbert 15 Mar 1944 Northolt1 Apr 1944 Deanland26 Apr1944 Chailey28 June 1944 Appledram6 July 1944 Ford3 Aug 1944 Plumetot (France)5 Sep 1944 Londiniere10 Sep 1944 Vendeville3 Oct 1944 Deurne (Belgium)11Oct 1944 St. Denijs Westrem 13 Jan 1945 Grimbergen9 Mar 1945 Gilze Rijen (Holland) 13 Apr 1945 Nordhorn (Germany)28 Apr 1945 Fairwood Common2 June 1945 Varrelbusch (Germany)10 Sep 1945 Ahlhorn15 Dec 1946 Portreath
Aircraft:
12 Sep 1940 Hurricane I30 Mar 1941 Spitfire I14 May 1941 Spitfire II 5 Nov 1941 Spitfire V12 Jan 1942 Spitfire II 1 Apr 1942 Spitfire V12 Nov 1943 Spitfire IX1 Mar 1945 Spitfire XVI.

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