Declassified documents from Britain’s security service MI5 reveal the full extent to which the man dubbed the ‘silent hero of WWII’ helped bring about the success of the Allies’ Operation D-Day.
The first permanent exhibition highlighting the vital role of the Polish Air Force during the Second World War has opened at the Battle of Britain Bunker in west London.
The plane, used by Chief Commander of the Polish Armed Forces in 1943-44, General Kazimierz Sosnkowski, was transported from Canada to Poland. After World War II the aircraft was operated by a Canadian airline and later was placed in a museum.
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.
While violations of NATO airspace are generally rare, there has been a recent increase from Russian Su-27 fighter jets and Su-24 Fencer bombers.
Thousands of members of the Polish Air Force lived in Hillingdon, now a borough of Greater London, during WWII. The trail encompasses four locations that were significant to the Polish pilots.
Celebrating 100 years of Polish military aviation, the two-day show will be the largest event of its kind in Polish history with over 100 planes and helicopters from 22 countries.