Marking the 80th anniversary of when the Polish 307 squadron presented the city of Exeter with the Polish flag
Guardian Angels 80th Anniversary of Flag Ceremony
Discover the fascinating story of the 307 Squadron at this special anniversary event.
Join us on Tuesday 15th November (307 Squadron Day) to honour the Polish 307 Squadron. It will mark the 80th anniversary of when the squadron presented the city of Exeter with the Polish flag in a sign of international cooperation. 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.
The main events are as follows:
09:45 Flag Ceremony outside Exeter Guildhall Including RAF Brize Norton Parade, from the bottom of Little Queen Street to the Guildhall, to honour 307 Squadron.
10:00 Raising of the Polish flag over Exeter Guildhall In the presence of distinguished guests including: Lord Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon His Excellency Piotr Wilczek, Polish Ambassador to Great Britain Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Yolonda Henson Polish Consul General to Great Britain Mateusz Stąsiek
10:30 Exhibitions on 307 Squadron and Exeter Airport open until 16:00 hours.
(Exhibitions are also open on: Monday 14th November 10:00 - 16:00 Wednesday 16th November 10:00 - 16:00)
16:30 Choral Evensong Incorporating 307 Squadron at Exeter Cathedral Led by Canon Precentor Reverend James Mustard
17:15 Wreath Laying at 307 Squadron plaque at Exeter Cathedral The plaque is located inside the St James Chapel
For more information on these events please contact us at email@example.com
Andrzej Michalski, Michael Parrott, Marcin Piórkowski 307 Squadron Project