Polish War Memorial Garden of Remembrance
On the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the 55th ceremony of 'Homage to Fallen Polish Airman' the Polish Air Force Memorial Committee opened the new Gardens of Remembrance behind the Polish Memorial, Northolt. Understood to have been donated and to be maintained by the London Borough of Hillingdon.
The official unveiling took place on the September 05th 2015 with record crowds attending. The local police did their very best to keep the traffic flowing, such was the huge interest in the ‘passing’ traffic.
We hope to hear further from the PAFM Committee for details on how 'perhaps' the gardens 'maybe' used with regards to placing personal memorials to lost ones.
Anyone who would like any copies of the photographs shown, we will be happy to email them at a higher resolution.
Following the official opening, the 55th ceremony of homage to fallen Polish Airman then took place with, despite the autumn weather, a Hurricane managing a few spectacular flypasts.
Wreaths were laid for each of the Polish Squadrons and units commemorated on the memorial by either veterans or their descendants - including Stefan Pietrzak of Aircrew Remembered. (W/O. Aleksander Pietrzak - 309 Squadron)
Gardens situated to the left and behind the Polish War Memorial.
Story boards placed, both in English and Polish at the entrance.