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Polish and Czech Fighter Pilot Exhibition

The Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is running an exhibition on the Polish and Czech Fighter Pilots in the Second World War, particularly focusing on the pilots and squadrons that fought from the Sussex airfields.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, Air Officer Commanding Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, praised the gallantry of both the Czechs and the Polish, saying, “… they swung into the fight with a dash and enthusiasm which is beyond praise.” Come and see the exhibition which is open each day from 22 July until 3 September (except 6 August – Family Day) between 1100 and 1600 hours.

The exhibition will include stories of the heroism of Polish and Czech pilots, models of their aircraft, medals of some of the ‘aces’, art work and a film of their time in Britain, many thousands of miles away from their homes in occupied Poland and Czechoslovakia.

Entrance to the exhibition is included in the normal Museum entry fee.

 

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