After the Covid-19 pandemic forced it to cancel this year’s annual Commemoration Ceremony at Northolt to mark the contribution of Polish aircrew in the Battle of Britain, the Polish Air Force Memorial Committee has commemorated their bravery in a new film.
The Polish Air Force in the Battle of Britain – An 80th Anniversary Tribute is a fascinating look at one of the air forces that made sure Britain did not ‘stand alone’ in wartime but was instead supported by many brave allies.
The film can be seen from a link on the Polish Air Force Memorial Committee website www.polishairforcememorialcommittee.org or on YouTube by following this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lhoytCWsEY&feature=youtu.be
The committee believes that the film will prove to be “an educational and symbolic tribute that will be of value for many years”.
It explains: “The PAF played a critical role in the Battle of Britain. This film is the PAFMC’s tribute and by making it freely available it is hoped that the achievements in the air of Britain’s only ally in 1940 will become more widely known, among both British and Polish audiences and especially the young.”