Josep Borrell, the EU’s foreign policy chief, has said that Poland has started training Ukrainian pilots on F-16 combat aircraft.
Poland’s prime minister has praised Polish and US Air Force pilots serving as part of Nato's Air Shielding operation on the Alliance's eastern flank.
Poland's Territorial Defence Force plans to form an air wing, the Rzeczpospolita daily newspaper reported on Monday.
The Spitfire BM597 served with the 315 (City of Dęblin) squadron and the 317 (City of Wilno) squadron, part of the Polish Air Force under the command of the Royal Air Force from RAF Woodvale in Southport, the plane’s home of operations, but served mainly in the North-West from a base in Blackpool, the home of the Polish Airforce during WWII.
The 19mm-long, nine-carat gold Caterpillar Club Irvin pin, with red amethyst eyes was awarded to Captain Stanisław Król before he was executed by the Gestapo.
The memorial commemorates the Polish “Few” and the 1,900 Poles who lost their lives in the air war.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Polish Ambassador to England Arkady Rzegocki in London on Monday paid tribute to Polish fighter pilots who, during World War Two, fought in the Battle of Britain, the Foreign Ministry has said.
For the second time this month, Polish F-16 pilots have escorted the flight of a US B-1B bomber over Poland, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak has written on Twitter.
Born in Warsaw in 1912, the life of Kazimierz Leski who went on to head up the counter-espionage activities of the ultra secretive Musketeers resistance group, is still relatively unknown.
Mieczysław Stachiewicz was one of the last surviving Polish airmen who saw action over enemy territory during the war.