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Polish Bomber Squadrons Centre opens

3 May 2024

Polish Bomber Squadrons Centre opens


The world’s first Polish Bomber Squadrons Centre, dedicated to the Polish Bomber Squadrons flying alongside and under the operational command of the RAF during WW2, was officially opened on 17 April at the former disused RAF Ingham airfield near Fillingham in Lincolnshire. (What3Words stung.aimlessly.sometimes0


The unique Polish Bomber Squadrons Centre aims to preserve the memories of Polish and British airmen who flew with the Polish bomber squadrons during the war. A team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers formed the RAF Ingham Heritage Group in 2010. Led by founder and chairman Geoff Burton the volunteers spent the last 14 years transforming the derelict and former wartime mess into the Polish Bomber Squadrons Centre.


Around 180 invited guests attended the opening ceremony including a delegation of senior Polish Air Force officers from Poland. Following introductory speeches by Polish Consul General in Manchester Michał Mazurek, Polish Air Force Memorial Committee Chairman Krzysztof de Berg and Geoff Burton, the world heritage centre was officially opened in a ribbon cutting ceremony by John Franklin (Mieczysław Frąckiewicz) a 104 year old veteran  and wireless operator of 304 Sqn.


For more information see this website link


Consul's speech
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PAFMC speech
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