British city celebrates Polish Day
PR dla Zagranicy
The city of Exeter in south-west England on Wednesday celebrated Polish Day in honour of the Polish 307 Squadron.
Polish pilots in the squadron, which was part of the Royal Air Force, prevented Exeter from being totally destroyed during a German Luftwaffe blitz on the city in 1942.
75 years ago, on 15 November 1942, the squadron presented the city of Exeter with the Polish flag.
Wednesday’s programme of events included the raising of the Polish flag over Exeter Guildhall, the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at Exeter Cathedral, and an exhibition and a choral Evensong at Exeter Cathedral.
The events were attended by the city’s mayor, Lesley Robson, the Polish ambassador to the UK, Arkady Rzegocki, as well as members of the families of Polish airmen.
Formed in Blackpool in August 1940, 307 Squadron was the only night-fighter squadron fighting alongside the RAF during World War II.