How Poland helped in the war

Churchill reviewing Polish troops in England during the war.
Churchill reviewing Polish troops in England during the war.
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After Poland had been invaded, a government in exile, armed forces, and an intelligence service were established outside the country.

These organisations contributed to the Allied effort throughout the war, providing crucial help.

Notable was the service of the Polish Air Force, in the Allied victory in the Battle of Britain and in the subsequent war in the air.

As former RAF personnel Roz Smith says: “In the RAF, the highest kills were from the Polish squadron.”

Polish ground troops were present in numerous campaigns, in North Africa and Italy, and in battles following the invasion of France.

Roz would like to hear from whoever is tending the grave in Spalding cemetery of the Polish man killed in Deeping St Nicholas, 2nd Lt J Jezienicki, to find out if his family is known.

Contact Roz at roz@fenbull.fsnet.co.uk or contact Jean Hodge at these newspapers on 01775 765443.