" The gallant Polish soldiers, sailors and airmen have fought beside my Force in many parts of the world and everywhere have won their high regard. In particular, we in this country remember with gratitude the part played by Polish airmen in the Battle of Britain, which all the world recognizes as a decisive moment in the war. It is my earnest hope that Poland, may, in the tasks now confront the Allied nations, achieve the reward of all her courage and sacrifices."
                                                                                                            His Majesty King George VI. May 8th, 1945.


   Commanders:
20 Feb 1941 S. Brzezina 7 Aug 1941 H. Szczesny 12 Nov 1941 J. Brzezinski 16 Mar 1942 P. Ozyra 30 Apr 1942 S. Skalski 2 Nov 1942 Z. Czaykowski 29 Apr 1943 F. Kornicki 1 Jan 1944 W. Miksa 25 Aug 1944 W. Gnys 28 Aug 1944 M. Chelmecki 17 May 1945 P. Niemiec 6 Sep 1945 M. Trzebinski

Locations:
20 Feb 1941 Ackilngton25 Apr 1941 Ouston27 June 1941 Colerne 5 July 1941 Fairwood Common (S. Wales) 6 Aug 1941 Exeter 1 Apr 1942 Northolt 1 Sep 1942 Woodvale 3 Jan 1943 Northolt1 Feb 1943 Kirton in Lindsey 5 Apr 1943 Martlesham on Heath (Suffolk) 2 May 1943 Heston 7 June 1943 Perranporth (Cornwall) 3 Aug 1943 Fairlop 15 Sep 1943 Northolt1 Apr 1944 Deanland26 Apr 1944 Chailey 28 June 1944 Appledram6 July 1944 Ford3 Aug 1944 Plumetot (France)5 Sep 1944 Londiniere 10 Sep 1944 Vendeville 3 Oct 1944 Deurne (Belgium) 11 Oct 1944 St. Denijs Westrem13 Jan 1945 Grimbergen9 Mar 1945 Gilze Rijen (Holland) 13 Apr 1945 Nordhorn (Germany)
28 Apr 1945 Fairwood Common 2 June 1945 Varrelbusch (Germany)10 Sep 1945 Ahlhorn15 Dec 1946 Portreath


Aircraft:
20 Feb 1941 Hurricane MkI 20 July 1941 Hurricane MkII 7 Dec 1941 Spitfire MkV 23 Sep 1943 Spitfire MkIX 1 May 1945 Spitfire MkXIV.

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