304 Bomber Squadron We Owe The Polish Airmen A Big Debt Of Gratitude During The 2nd World War Many Are Buried at Newark-On-Trent Cemetery

 

Commonwealth and Polish War Graves

Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1SQ

Since 1940 Lest We Forget

The United Kingdom, also have over 2,100 Polish War dead, we here in Newark Cemetery have 397 since 1947 and more use Newark as their rest place to the present day. Polish died are also commemorated in 244 different locations. Our lasting tribute, is a time to remember them for their  heroism, bravery, valour and determination for freedom.  Let’s remember them by paying our tribute to them and for their contribution during the 2nd World War  

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Newark Cemetery, London Road, Newark-on-Trent

Nottinghamshire NG24 1SQ

 

Newark Cemetery is open all year round  October – March 8am – 6pm

 Spring – Summer  April – September 8am – 8pm

This is a privately owned and maintained, not-for-profit, website which is supported privately, the content here is solely the responsibility of Laurence Goff Newark Town Councillor and Chairman Friends of Newark Cemetery

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General Wladyslaw Sikorski

Our remembrance for Poland’s War hero

Lest We Forget

General Wladyslaw Sikorski. 4th July 1943 – 2013

Let’s mark the 70th anniversary of his death

  Remember him, RIP

 

We Owe The Polish Airmen  A Big Debt Of  Gratitude, Many Do Not Realise Their Contribution

Newark Cemetery British Commonwealth And Polish War Graves

General Wladyslaw Sikorski was one of the great Polish heroes, let’s commemorate our wartime links with Poland. After the German invasion of Poland, he became the Prime Minister of a new Polish Government in exile, and also Commander in Chief of the Polish Armed Forces, which fought with the Allies by land, sea and air throughout the Second World War.  He was thus Political, military and resistance leader, during the  2nd world war.The Polish fighting for survival for a free nation and  liberation from the terrible oppression to which they had become subject for too long. It is little wonder then that General Sikorski was so loved and respected by his people, and that they continue to revere and honour his memory to the present day. As British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill said in his tribute to General Sikorski in the House of Commons, ‘he was truly the symbol and embodiment of that spirit which has borne the Polish nation through the centuries.’ General Sikorski was also very active in World politics at that time, attending many political conferences with the allies and was, indeed, one of the Architects of the United Nations. Churchill described his death as ‘a most grievous loss to the cause of the United Nations.’ And so it was as Commander in Chief of the Free Polish Forces that General Sikorski left England on 24th May 1943 onboard an RAF Liberator Aircraft bound for Cairo to visit Polish Troops fighting with the Allies in North Africa. On his return from Cairo, his Liberator aircraft touched down at Gibraltar, just as it had done on the way out to Cairo. General Sikorski was accompanied by his daughter Zofia, who was also Chief of the Polish Womens Auxiliary. The Party also included the Polish military Chief  of Staff, Operations. They arrived at Gibraltar on Saturday 3rd July at 6.37p.m. Their aircraft, the same Liberator, took off from Gibraltar airport at 11pm. the next day, Sunday 4th July 1943 on the final leg of General Sikorski was returning his journey from Cairo to London. The aeroplane crashed seconds after take-off,  just off the eastern end of the runway. General Sikorski, his daughter and all his party perished. General Sikorski’s body lay in State for several days at the Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned on Main Street, until a Polish warship could reach Gibraltar to take it to the UK for burial. On arrival at the Cathedral entrance the street was crowded with Gibraltarian men (their wives, children and parents had been evacuated from Gibraltar during the war) who wanted to show their respect to this courageous Polish hero. The then Bishop of Gibraltar celebrated a requiem mass in the Cathedral before the mortal remains of General Sikorski and his party were transferred to the Polish destroyer ‘Orkan’. General Sikorski was buried in Newark Cemetery in England on 16th July 1943. His grave became a shrine to free Poles throughout the world their view was that the General’s remains should never be returned to Poland while the country was under foreign domination. It was therefore not until the fall of the Berlin Wall and the liberation of Eastern Europe from Soviet domination. On this date Monday 13th September 1993, his remains were disinterred from Newark cemetery and  taken Newark Parish Church of St Mary Magadalene stayed over night the next day had a farewell Catholic Mass. After the service  was flown home to Warsaw to be re-interred in a special crypt in Wawel Cathedral which lies inside the walls of the ancient castle, traditional burial place of Polish Kings.

 
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We are paying tribute to the gallant Polish men and women, both civilian and military, who gave their lives in World War II in the cause of freedom

 Polish War Graves

The highest concentration of commemorations can be particularly found in Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire.  Our local cemetery with nearly 400 Polish Airmen that died, and are buried in special plot on the east side. You can park for free at the Main Gate parking lot at Newark Cemetery, It is location on London Road – Elm Avenue, Newark-On-Trent.We Owe The Polish Airmen A Big Debt Of Gratitude  During The 2nd World War Many Are Buried at Newark-On-Trent Cemetery

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1940 some 8,400 Polish airmen were evacuated to the United Kingdom, which they now called Wyspa Ostatniej Nadziei or

“The Island of Last Hope

 

Contact by post:

Friends Of Newark Cemetery Chairman Councillor Laurence Goff

Newark Town Hall, Market Place, Newark, Notts, NG24 1DU

01636-680333 (Town Hall)

friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk

Laurence Goff 01636-681878 (Home) Mobile 07794613879

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https://newarkcemeteryuk.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/general-wladyslaw-sikorski-prime-minister-of-polands-london-based-government-in-exile/

https://newarkcemeteryuk.wordpress.com/friends-of-newark-cemetery-fonc/general-wladyslaw-sikorski-prime-minister-of-polands-london-based-government-in-exile/

 https://newarkcemeteryuk.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/on-14th-july-1941-general-wladyslaw-sikorski-visited-newark-on-trent-cemetery/

We Will Remember Them, Polish Airmen “Made the Ultimate Sacrifice” In An Extremely Patriotic & Heroic Devotion To Our Country By Giving Up His Life During The 2nd World War.

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Photo by Laurencegoff

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota Aircraft, Flown over Newark Cemetery at the annual Air

Bridge by Royal Air Force ( RAF) Pilots

  1. Air Bridge  { held on the 4th Sunday each year in September} parade starts from the Main Gate on London Road at 2pm 

  1.  This event is held at Newark Cemetery, at a special memorial near to the Polish War Graves, organised by Newark Town Council.  The service remembers the 250 airmen who lost their lives during the Air Bridge operations, which helped the Warsaw uprising in 1944. People from Poland and all over the country attend and wreaths are laid.

For our freedom and yours / Za wolnosc nasza i wasza

 

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All Souls is held at Commonwealth and Polish war graves at Newark Cemetery on the 4th Sunday in October  each years. The parade starts from the Main Gate located on London Road at 3pm. 

Memorial At Newark Cemetery in Nottinghamshire

Inscription

(ON PLINTH) ZA WOLNOSC – FOR FREEDOM 1940 – 1945/

(ON FRONT OF CROSS) TO THE MEMORY OF FALLEN POLISH AIRMEN/ I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD

 FIGHT, I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE,

I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH

Physical Description

THESE VERY TALL LATIN CROSS, DECORATED WITH 12 CROSS AND POLISH EAGLE DEVICES ON THE FRONT FACE. ON TWO STAGE PLINTH

There are  400 hundred graves of Polish airmen who perished during the 2nd World War, 1946 and 1947. These graves are under the care of the (CWGC) The Commonwealth War Graves Commission. It was from Newark cemetery that  General Sikorski, Poland’s Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Polish Forces unveiled this principal Memorial on 15th July 1941 together with President Raczkiewicz, ex President of the Polish Republic and head of the war-time Polish Government in London. Over 400  airmen of the Polish Air Force in Britain that died during the 2nd World War and are to be found in Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire England. Immediately  next to the Cross was the former grave of General Sikorski from 1943.

Link and Title of pages by Laurence Goff on Newark Cemetery UK Website    

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General Wladyslaw Sikorski, Prime Minister of Poland’s London-based government in exile

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We Remember Them not just on Remembrance Day at Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire

 During Britain’s darkest hour. When Poland was invaded by Germany Polish pilots came to the UK and formed fighter squadrons that would operate during the Battle of Britain, we will Remember them that are buried at Newark Cemetery.

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We must not forget the Polish Airman and the Commonwealth they fought for freedom against the enemy and didn’t flinch. They fought to the end and then carried on the fight, we should be grateful. We certainly owe them a great deal of credit that they so rightly deserve.

  London Road, Newark-On-Trent ~ Nottinghamshire UK

 Our Beautiful and Historic Newark Cemetery

Newark

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For over 150 years since 1856

We Will Remember Them

 

 Laurencegoff

This is a privately owned and maintained, not-for-profit, website which is supported privately, the content here is solely the responsibility of Laurence Goff. As a fitting tribute to the people who resting place is at Newark cemetery. The views expressed our solely my own and do not reflect  Newark Town Council.

 

I have been walking around Newark cemetery since I was first  elected onto Newark Town Council in 2004. In 2005 we set up a group Friends Of Newark Cemetery, I have been Chairman for the last three years. I had an opportunity to have a blog for the last four years and I have had 33,500 visit across the UK, and the World. Many kind words which I really enjoy and appreciate from people that have contacted me. It has intrigues me, something that makes me want to look into who is buried and history going back to 1856, which has been fascinating.

 

The Friends of Newark Cemetery next meeting, at Chapel Interpretation Centre at Newark Cemetery

Monday 8th July 2013

Arrive at 5:30pm for a cuppa meeting will start at 5:45pm.

 

Remember those who have given up their lives for our Freedom

 

 

Commonwealth and Polish War Graves location  of Cemetery Newark-on-Trent, London Road, Nottinghamshire NG24 1SQ

Remembering the Sad death of General Sikorski at age 62

On this date 4th July 1943 which is a significant date to remember the sad death of General Wladyslaw Sikorski Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Forces and war time Prime Minister death 69 years ago. He dies when his plane crashes less than a mile from take off from Gibraltar. The General was buried in Newark-On-Trent  Cemetery on 16th July 1943 until 13th September 1993, when he was exhumed. The next day after a Holy Mass service which was held at Newark Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene.

Re-turned home to Poland after 50 years.

We are marking the 70th anniversary of his death, I believe we should Remember him, RIP.

Polish Airmen Flying for Freedom

Polish Airmen “Made the Ultimate Sacrifice” in an extremely patriotic & heroic devotion to our country by giving up his life. Rest Place in At Newark Cemetery, We Will Remember Them

 

From the Main Gate on London Road, Newark Nottinghamshire Ng24 1sQ

Newark Cemetery is open all year round  October – March 8am – 6pm

Spring – Summer  April – September 8am – 8pm 

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On Marian Jozef Czerniejewski 21st April 1941 when he was posted to 304 Squadron at RAF Syerston, near Newark in Nottinghamshire.

 http://304squadron.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/marian-jozef-czerniejewski.html

Marian Jozef Czerniejewski, We Will Remember Them

His Cross of Valour All photographs and documents courtesy of Dagmara Plociennik

I am a local historian who got involved with the Polish Air Force because one of their aircraft fell out of the sky near the village where I was born. That was in December 1940 and I never even heard of it until September of 2007. It started as a local history project, then snowballed into an obsession as I realised the huge contribution made by Polish exiles who fought for our freedom. I never realised just how big was the Polish contribution, nor how badly the British and Americans treated them at the end of the War – just to appease Joseph Stalin’s territorial ambitions – a matter of expediency taking precedence over decency and with no justifiable reason. Now that all, or almost all, of these Polish heroes are dead, it is not too late to ensure that these brave men are remembered and that those memories are preserved forever. It’s time the British showed the Poles that some of us remember and appreciate just how much they did for us. They fought, and very often died, for our freedom – and we owe them a debt of honour. By Nevelle Bougourd

neville.bougourd@yahoo.com  or  nevillebougourd@gmail.com

 

They Were The Forgotten Few, The Polish Air Force in The Second World War

Original grave marker at Newark Cemetery 

http://304squadron.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/marian-jozef-czerniejewski.html

 

 Polish Airmen and service men, during the 2nd World War were killed and are buried in Newark Cemetery. Over the years many more had chosen Newark as their final resting place . 

 Our tribute we should be grateful  to them, Newark has had close links with Poland over the years.

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Display of Photos of History of General Sikorski Exhibition

 

   Deputy Consulate General  of the Republic of Poland Grzegorz Dyk From Manchester UK with Newark Deputy Town Mayor Councillor Irene Brown {elected Mayor 13th May 2012} Visiting Chapel Interpretation Centre at Newark Cemetery Family History Day.

 

Commonwealth and Polish War Grave and History of Newark Cemetery Exhibition

We are grateful to have a great  lovely kept local cemetery and grounds. Many thanks to Newark Town Council  and Commonwealth War Graves Commission caring staff.

CWGC – Homepage 

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission – the cemeteries, work memorials, horticulture, architecture and records of CWGC and the commemoration

 

Northholt Remembering The 2165 Polish Airmen Who Died And Their Sacrifice During The 2nd World War

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By Laurencegoff

 

Polish War Memorial, Northolt

 

This commemorates the 2165 Polish airmen who lost their lives during the 2nd World War fighting alongside the  Allies. RAF Northolt was the main base for the Polish fighter squadrons. The memorial is by the Western Avenue/West End Road roundabout, outside the airfield.

https://newarkcemeteryuk.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/remembering-the-2165-polish-airmen-and-their-sacrifice-during-the-2nd-world-war/

 

 

http://newark.gov.uk/

Contact Newark Town Council

For all general queries please call our main Reception on 01636 680333 or email post@newark.gov.uk. You can also contact us by post: Newark Town Hall, Market Place, Newark, Notts, NG24 1DU or fax 01636 680350

http://newark.gov.uk/cemetery/cemetery-history-of.html

Laurence Goff — Blogs, Pictures, and more on WordPress

newarkcemeteryuk : This memorial website has been put together for Friends Of Newark Cemetery by Chairman Councillor Laurence Goff .

Our beautiful and historic Newark Cemetery, London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire for over 150 years since 1856. This memorial website is my personal views, I have put it together and do not represent Newark Town Council . It dedicated to the thousands of  people since 1856.  Many are happy to have a resting place at Newark Cemetery for all to see and view. Having a means of further promoting Newark cemetery, and encouraging interested people to join the tribute. This is a privately owned and maintained, not-for-profit, website which is supported privately, the content here is solely the responsibility of

Laurence Goff

Chairman of Friends of Newark Cemetery

Contact:

Friends Of Newark Cemetery Chairman Councillor Laurence Goff

Newark Town Hall, Market Place, Newark, Notts, NG24 1DU

Looking for a grave and plot number contact 01636-680333 (Town Hall)

friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk

Laurence Goff 01636-681878 (Home) mobile 07794613879

 

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