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Poles in the RAF.


Miloslaw 20 | 4,801
29 May 2022 #1
Great history here.

rafmuseum.org.uk/blog/polish-no-303-squadron-and-the-hurricane-80k/
jon357 74 | 22,675
29 May 2022 #2
Wonderful that the Royal Air Force museum is honouring them on their website.
Alien 20 | 5,247
18 Mar 2024 #3
Poles in the RAF.

It's good that they remember them. At first I was terrified because I thought it was about Poles in the terrorist RAF (Rote Armee Fraktion).
jon357 74 | 22,675
19 Mar 2024 #4
Rote Armee Fraktion

The Baader-Meinhof Gang? I remember them from years ago.

Long gone, fortunately.
Lyzko 42 | 9,490
23 Mar 2024 #5
Not sure if Milo's referring here to the Red Army or the Royal British Airforce.
Hmmm, somebody may have just gotten sidetracked. Oh, well!
jon357 74 | 22,675
23 Mar 2024 #6
Royal British Airforce.

No such thing. Do you mean the Royal Air Force?

Many Poles (and Canadians, Dutch and others) served with them in WW2.
Lyzko 42 | 9,490
23 Mar 2024 #7
The Royal Airforce
jon357 74 | 22,675
23 Mar 2024 #8
No. The Royal Air Force.

Currently training Ukrainian pilots among others.

raf.mod.uk/
Lyzko 42 | 9,490
23 Mar 2024 #9
Of course, I merely forgot the title is written as three separate words, sorry!
:-)
jon357 74 | 22,675
23 Mar 2024 #10
There's also the Fleet Air Arm which is part of the Royal Navy. I think they provide operational support to them.
Lyzko 42 | 9,490
23 Mar 2024 #11
I see. Thanks again, jon.
jon357 74 | 22,675
23 Mar 2024 #12
Thanks again

No worries.

I grew up quite close to an air base called RAF Finningley. It was fun to see all the jets practising in the sky, and the long con trails.. There was also a USAF presence there (and had been for years; there were rusting Dakotas on site that you could sometimes visit) which made for a bigger range of aircraft to watch. Exciting as a kid but fortunate that WW3 didn't break out then since the town would have been flattened.
Lyzko 42 | 9,490
23 Mar 2024 #13
I can imagine.
Only place close to where I grew up was a bleedin' brothel LOL
jon357 74 | 22,675
23 Mar 2024 #14
brothel

We had those too. I always thought the tarts were glamorous ladies dressed up for the races (though usually for racegoers over from Ireland or up from London, wanting to celebrate with their winnings).
pawian 224 | 24,473
23 Mar 2024 #15
Some time ago two films about Polish 303 squadron pilots were made during one year.

Here is the trailer to one of them:




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