Poles in RAF

Poles in RAF: soldiers who escaped from Poland and volunteers were conscripted into the Polish Armed Forces in the West which was loyal to the Polish government in exile in France. After the German invasion of France the Polish Forces were evacuated to Great Britain where it operated under British command. The most meritorious were Polish pilots that fought under Royal Air Force command. They formed 4 Polish Fighter Squadrons (with numbers from 300 to 303), which played an important role during The Battle of Britain – air campaign waged against the German Air Force that lasted from August until October 1940 and was won by Great Britain. Polish pilots fought alongside the RAF until the end of the war.

The term was created within the framework of the project Zapisywanie świata żydowskiego w Polsce [recording the Jewish environment in Poland], whose author is Anka Grupińska, a well-known Polish journalist and writer, specializing in the modern history of the Polish Jews. The project, initiated in 2006 by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, consists in recording interviews with Polish Jews from all generations.
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