After talking to Tony last night, I realized that the Polish Navy has not been covered extensively on this forum. Hence, I propose a new thread!
The contributions of the Polish Navy were quite significant. It fought with great distinction alongside the other Allied navies in many important and successful operations, including those conducted against the German battleship, Bismarck. During the war the Polish Navy, which comprised a total of 27 ships (2 cruisers, 9 destroyers, 5 submarines and 11 torpedo boats, sailed over 1 million nautical miles, escorted nearly 800 convoys, conducted well over 1,000 patrols and combat operations, sank 12 enemy ships (including 5 submarines) and 41 merchant vessels, damaged 24 more (including 8 submarines) and shot down 20 aircraft. Of the approximately 4,000 who served with the Polish Navy, around 450 lost their lives during combat.
To start off, I would like to share my most comprehensive set, which belonged to a torpedo officer and the last second-in-command captain of ORP Garland who saw action on the Atlantic, Mediterranean and North Sea escorting convoys to Murmansk (among other locations).
I have attached his medal grouping, tunic, visor and an invitation to join the Commander of the Brygada Strzelcow Karpackich for a Remembrance dinner in Latrun, 1940.