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Polish Parachute Brigade Associated Memorials

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    I just did a local tour of some of the memorials / associated memorials concerning the 1st Independent Polish Parachute Brigade around the Stamford area in England.



    Here are some photos of the various sites.

    G.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Easton mem.jpg   Med mem plaque.jpg  

    MEM Stamford School main.jpg   Mosaque - Stamford.jpg  

    Mosaic in full view.jpg   Rock House mem.jpg  

    Smokey mem.jpg   Span 1 mem.jpg  

    span 2 mem.jpg  

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    Top Left - 1st Battalion memorial - Easton On the Hill
    Top Centre - Medical Company plaque - Stamford Endowed School
    Top Right - Main Brigade Memorial - Stamford Endowed School

    Centre left - Stamford War Memorial - Mosaic
    Centre centre - Mosaic as viewed towards main Stamford Memorial
    Centre right - Plaque at Rock House Stamford - General Sosabowski's HQ at the time of Arnhem.

    Bottom Left - The Parachute Brigades mascot dog - grave - Stamford Endowed School.
    Bottom Centre and Bottom right - 315th Transport Carrier Group Memorial - Spanhoe Airfield main Gate.

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    Great pics Gary, thanks for posting them.

    Regards,
    Tony

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    great pics, did you get a chance to see the polish standard inside the school?

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    Well, I was the standard bearer who actually took part in the ceremony in Sept. 2007 to lay the standard up.

    Gary J.


    Quote by rborowik View Post
    great pics, did you get a chance to see the polish standard inside the school?

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    I had a friend who was a polish officer working for the british OSS real interesting fella ,,Bill

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    Gary,
    I have heard that there is a Barber in Stamford who was in the Polish Para Bde. I like the Rock House Memorial Para Wings, every time i drive past Rock House I thought if only there was a memorial there. So i am very pleased to see your picture, thank you.
    Steve

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    Steve,
    The Polish "barber" is still with us !!!
    He'll be 92 next year ..
    Although he does not do haircuts anymore ..

    Regards

    Gary J.

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