307 Squadron day in Exeter

Events in Exeter to commemorate the Polish 307 Squadron's defence of Exeter during the blitz in 1942.

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Where:Exeter Guildhall, High St, Exeter EX4 3EB, and others
Who:307 Squadron Project

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
For​ ​more​ ​information​ ​on​ ​these​ ​events​ ​please​ ​contact​ ​​info@307squadron.org
Andrzej​ ​Michalski,​ ​Michael​ ​Parrott,​ ​Marcin​ ​Piórkowski

307​ ​Squadron​ ​Project    www.307squadron.org    facebook.com/307SquadronProject

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