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  • 28 November 2013

    A Polish Heritage Society plaque at 51 New Cavendish Street marks the building which housed Polish Navy Headquarters during the war



    The ceremony took place on the 95th anniversary of the Polish Navy and was attended by Cllr Sarah Richardson, Lord Mayor of Westminster, and Vice-Admiral Dr Stanisław Zarychta, Commander of the Maritime Operational Centre of the Polish Navy.


    After the unveiling, guests proceeded to the Embassy for the lecture "Polish naval memories of World War Two” by Martin Hazell, and for a reception.


    Ambassador Witold Sobków remarked about the ceremony: “It gives me great joy to see – yet again – the brotherhood in arms between Poland and the United Kingdom so fittingly commemorated. This plaque honours the achievement and sacrifice of the Polish Navy 1939-1945. It is an important reminder that the Polish armed forces, fighting alongside the British military, did so not only in the air, a fact perhaps best known, but also at sea. I would like to express my gratitude to the Polish Heritage Society for the idea, the initiative, and the funding towards the plaque.”

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