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Enjoy lunch in Refuel with views overlooking the airfield. The Citroen Van in the National Cold War Exhibition is ideal for morning coffee and a cake.
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Discover our brand new green space in which to picnic and relax
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When you need to refuel during your visit why not visit Claude's between Hangars 2 and 6? At this eatery you will find a variety of delicious home-made offerings to suit all tastes and pockets
Step back into time and onto Lancaster Bomber 'G for George' to witness this iconic campaign
Sit in our Mk16 Spitfire and receive a tour of its cockpit or try out our new virtual reality experience and pilot your own Spitfire. Charges apply.
Specially created for visitors 3 - 8 by our Access and Learning Team
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Squadron Leader Eugeniusz Horbaczewski, Commander of 315 Squadron, with his North American Mustang Mk. III. Squadron Leader Horbaczewski was credited with destroying 16.5 enemy aircraft before being killed in action on 18th August 1944.
During the Second World War, the Royal Air Force welcomed into its ranks thousands of exiles from German-occupied Poland. Polish personnel served in all RAF commands and in all theatres, and earned a reputation for exceptional courage and devotion to duty. Tragically, though the Poles fought so hard to liberate Europe from tyranny, it would be many years before their own country would again be free.
This exhibition tells the inspirational story of the Polish Air Force in the Second World War and uses images of artefacts from the collections of the Royal Air Force Museum.
With the outbreak of war, on 1st September 1939, the Polish Air Force's 300 obsolete aircraft were opposed by the German Luftwaffe equipped with over 1,300 modern fighters and bombers. Despite this, the highly-trained Polish pilots fought well, and in the brief campaign shot down 126 enemy aircraft. Following the Soviet invasion and German victory, most of the Polish airmen escaped to France to continue the war.
During the Battle of France, Poles serving in the French Air Force destroyed 56 German aircraft but, in June 1940, France too, was defeated. Some 8,400 Polish airmen were evacuated to the United Kingdom, which they now called Wyspa Ostatniej Nadziei or "The Island of Last Hope."
If you were a member of the Polish Air Force from 1940 to 1945, we would like to add your account of your service to this online exhibition.
If you would like to assist us please click here »
Prosimy bylych polskich lotników z lat 1940-1945 o nadsylanie wszelkich wspomnien dotyczacych tego okresu, w celu rozszerzenia naszego wirtualnego muzeum.
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