Events in Exeter to commemorate the Polish 307 Squadron's defence of Exeter during the blitz in 1942.
307 Squadron Project invites you to a number of important events taking place in Exeter on Wednesday 15th November (307 Squadron Day) to honour the Polish 307 Squadron.
307 Squadron, part of the RAF, were night-fighters who fought the Luftwaffe over the skies of Britain and prevented Exeter from being totally destroyed during the blitz on the city in 1942.
This year is the 75th anniversary of when the squadron presented the city of Exeter with the Polish flag on 15th November 1942 in a sign of international cooperation.
The events on 15th November, ‘307 Squadron Day’ include:
09:50 RAF Brize Norton Parade from the top of High Street to the Guildhall. RAF Brize Norton will be exercising their Freedom of Exeter to honour 307 Squadron.
10:00 Raising of the Polish flag over Exeter Guildhall In the presence of distinguished guests including:
Vice Lord Lieutenant of Devon, Sir John Cave
His Excellency Arkady Rzegocki, Polish Ambassador to Great Britain
The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Lesley Robson
10:30 Exhibition ‘Night Fighters of Exeter’ at the Guildhall opens This free public exhibition, in both languages, is open until 16:00 hours. (The exhibition is also open on: Tuesday 14th November 10:30 - 16:00 Thursday 16th November 10:30 - 16:00)
16:30 Unveiling of 307 Squadron plaque at Exeter Cathedral The plaque, which will be placed inside the St James Chapel, will be unveiled by The Polish Ambassador
17:30 Choral Evensong Incorporating 307 Squadron at Exeter Cathedral
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Andrzej Michalski, Michael Parrott, Marcin Piórkowski
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