he post-war fate of Polish airmen who served in the Polish Air Force in Great Britain turned out to be very varied. Not all of them were able to restart their own lives, many of them passed away in loneliness and obscurity. The aim of the Memorial Pins project is to restore the legacy of forgotten Polish airmen by renovating their burial places with care and raising plaques with a biography recalling their merits. The plaques are placed mainly on abandoned, neglected graves, but they can also be placed on others – with the consent of the veterans’ families or those taking care of the grave. The project does not apply to war graves that are already under The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s supervision and care.
In the current phase of the project, plaques are placed in cemeteries located in Poland and Great Britain. In the future, it is also planned to place them on graves located in other countries (it is also under consideration to extend the project to other arms of the Polish Armed Forces in Exile, so that similar plaques will be placed on the graves of Polish Army and Navy servicemen). Below is an exemplary design of a plaque dedicated to Wing Commander Roman Rudkowski, whose grave is at North Sheen Cemetery in London.
All funds raised for the implementation of the project are allocated solely to cover the costs of purchasing the necessary materials, printing plates and deliveries. Printing is made by specially dedicated technology that ensures its durability.
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