London: Prime Minister Beata Szydło paid tribute to heroes from No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron

Prime Minister Beata Szydło arrived to the United Kingdom for the first Polish-British intergovernmental consultations. British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the Polish Prime Minister at the airport and then together they paid tribute to the heroes from the legendary No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron.

Photo: Chancellery of the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Beata Szydło and her British counterpart laid a wreath at the Polish War Memorial in Northolt, commemorating the heroic service of soldiers from No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron.

Before departing to London Prime Minister Beata Szydło said: “We are opening a new chapter in our cooperation with the United Kingdom.” According to the Prime Minister, the visit marks a beginning of closer Polish-British relations. The subsequent points on the agenda include talks at the residence of the British Prime Minister, a plenary session with the participation of ministers, chaired by Beata Szydło and Theresa May, and a meeting with Poles living in the UK.

Heroes from Poland

No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron was one of the best and most efficient fighter squadrons during the World War II. During the Battle of Britain, Polish pilots destroyed 110 German aircraft, i.e. the highest number from among all fighter squadrons participating in the battle.

The Polish War Memorial in Northolt is an impressive monument and a proof of memory about the contribution of Poles to the victory over German Luftwaffe. Every year in September, the ceremony at the monument is one of the main points of celebrations of subsequent anniversaries of the Battle of Britain.

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