Polish pilots will begin training next year on the F-35, the stealth, multi-role combat aircraft due to enter service in the Polish air force in 2024, the defence minister announced on Thursday.
Poland's Senate adopted a resolution on Wednesday commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the role of Polish pilots, among other heroes in view of the importance of the battle for the course of World War II.
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.
Over 20 planes parked up on Saturday to watch a screening of the 2017 crime drama Loving Pablo starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
The trainees will be schooled according to Ryanair standards in order to join the company's aircrews as quickly as possible.
The Polish Air Force and Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) in Żagań, west Poland, will mark the March 24-falling 75th anniversary of the World War II mass escape of Allied pilots from a German POW camp in the area.
A monument to Polish pilots fighting in the invasion of Normandy will be unveiled on June 9, 2019, in the French town of Plumetot, 75 years after the establishment of the WWII West Front, city mayor Jean-Pierre Tarlet told PAP.
LOT Polish Airlines wants to employ 300 new pilots by the end of this year, said PLL LOT CEO Rafał Milczarski.