RAF Northolt's Polish Air Force Exhibition re-opens for visitors

The new Polish Air Force exhibition at RAF Northolt, now housed in The Polish Air Force Room in the heart of the historic Officers' Mess by kind permission of the Station Commander, will open for visitors on 29 May, 2022.

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The new Polish Air Force exhibition at RAF Northolt, now housed in The Polish Air Force Room in the heart of the historic Officers' Mess by kind permission of the Station Commander, will open for visitors on 29 May, 2022.

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30 May 2022

The Polish Air Force Memorial Committee (PAFMC) is delighted to announce the re-opening to visitors to its Polish Air Force Exhibition at RAF Northolt, now housed in the historic Officers' Mess by kind permission of the Station Commander.


Public visits will now reconvene and also include the restored Sector Control Room. As RAF Northolt is an operational Station, visits must be arranged in organised tours. Each tour will be limited to 20 people and applications should be made to the PAFMC chairman Richard Kornicki via email: richardkornicki@gmail.com or via the Contacts page on the PAFMC website https://www.polishairforcememorialcommittee.org/contact-2.


Public visits for 2022 are on Sundays at 14.00 on the following dates:

26 June, 31 July, 28 August, 2 October, 30 October and 27 November.


For Group visits (of up to 20 people) additional dates may be available. There is no charge for visits, but donations are welcome. All visits are subject to overriding operational requirements.


The Exhibition is housed in The Polish Air Force Room in the heart of the Officers’ Mess. It tells the story of the Polish Air Force and its achievements during the Second World War in Poland, France and England. It combines personal memorabilia, artworks, aircraft models, photographs, and display panels.

It is particularly fitting the Exhibition is at RAF Northolt, which for most of the war was home to a Polish Fighter Wing of three Squadrons on rotation. In 1940, the 303 (Polish) Tadeusz Kościuszko City of Warsaw Squadron, flying Hurricanes, became the most successful Squadron of any that fought in the Battle of Britain with 126 confirmed victories, despite only being operational for less than half the period of the Battle.