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    • After Poland fell to the enemy, thousands of Polish pilots, soldiers and sailors escaped to England. Dedicated to the liberation of their homeland, some formed 303 Squadron RAF, known as the Kosciuszko Squadron after the elite unit in which many had flown back home. Its exciting and fearless flying exploits made them famous in Britain, where they were “adopted” by the ton and seduced countless women, even as they yearned news from home.
      During the Battle of Britain, which German planes shot down more than any other squad, but in a surprising twist at the end of the war, the Allies rewarded his courage to leave Poland to Joseph Stalin. This movement, fascinating book discovers a forgotten crucial in the Second World War and Polish-story chapter. For the Polish volunteers who were to fly and fight so brilliantly and tenaciously throughout the Battle of Britain, the UK was rightly known as ‘Last Hope Island’.
      Many of them lost their lives, many achieved glory. This book is a tremendous account of its contribution on those hectic days before the RAF began to take the offensive across the Channel. The summer of 1940 and the Battle of Britain – the darkest days during World War II. Britain was left alone, fighting for his life against the mighty German war machine. The famous squadron of Polish fighter pilots whose exceptional ability in the air helped us save during their most desperate hour. They not only played a crucial role in the Battle of Britain in 1940, but also contributed significantly to the Allied war effort.
      The Prime Minister Winston Churchill when talking about the Battle of Britain in 1940, said: “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” In early 1941 there was a fully fledged Polish Air Force would complement the RAF. With 14 squadrons that was larger than any other in the-in the Air Force occupied Europe who had joined the Allies. More than 17,000 men and women passed through the ranks of the Polish Air Force while parked in the UK. They shot down 745 enemy aircraft, with another 175 unconfirmed. They dropped thousands of bombs and put hundreds of mines, flying 102 486 outlets reaping a total of 290,895 hours of flight operation. They did it at a cost of 1,973 dead and 1,388 wounded. They received 342 British gallantry awards. A matter of honor is the grip, little known history of Polish pilots refugees who joined the RAF and played a vital role in saving Britain from the enemy.

      Chapel Interpretation Centre  at Newark Cemetery will open on Sunday 24th September  2016 at 12 noon until 13:30. An exhibition of old stories news photos and pictures of interest to the Polish military during WWII. The Memorial Aid Bridge Service will  take place at Newark Cemetery 14:00.

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      Lighting of lanterns in the Commonwealth and Polish war graves also up the driveway during the evening. Friends Of Newark Cemetery (FoNC) will become guides with Hi-Vis waistcoat and torch. During the evening visitors can see the wonderful lights glow around our cemetery until 8pm.

      An exhibition of old news, photos and images of interest to the Polish military during World War.The Memorial Service will  take place at 15:00.

      Translated into Polish

      Despues De Que Cayo al enemigo Polonia, millas De polacos Pilotos, soldados y marineros escaparon y Inglaterra. Dedicado a la Liberación de su patria, algunos adj formaría 303 Escuadrón de la RAF, Como Conocido el Escuadron de Kosciuszko, Despues de la Unidad de élite en La que MUCHOS de vuelta habian volado a casa. Sus Hazanas emocionantes volar sin miedo y los famosos Hizo en Gran Bretaña, Donde fuerón “adoptados” Alta Por La sociedad y Por un seducidos sinnúmero de mujeres, INCLUSO A MEDIDA Que anhelaban noticias de casa.
      Durante la Batalla de Inglaterra, Que derribaron Más Que aviones CUALQUIER Otro Alemanes Escuadron, but En un giro Sorprendente al final, de la guerra, los Aliados recompensado al Abandonar su valor y Joseph Stalin Polonia. Este movimiento, Fascinante Un libro Descubre Capítulo Olvidado fundamental en la II Guerra Mundial y Polaco-historia. De Para Los Que IBAN Voluntarios polacos y palmar y Combatir Manera de bronceado y brillante y lo largo tenazmente de la Batalla de Gran Bretaña, el Reino Unido Conocida era con Como Razón ‘Last Hope Island’.
      De Muchos de Ellos perdieron la vida, MUCHOS gloria alcanzada. Este libro Es Una Cuenta de su tremenda contribution en Esos Días Antes de la agitados RAF comenzo un Tomar la Ofensiva y Través del Canal. El verano de 1940 y la Batalla de Inglaterra – Los días Más Durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial Oscuros. Gran Bretaña se Quedo solo por su vida Luchando contra la maquinaria de guerra alemana Poderosa. El Escuadron célebre de los Pilotos de combate polacos Cuya Habilidad en el aire excepcional Ayudo nariz y Ahorrar Durante horas Más SUS Desesperadas. Ellos no Sólo un papel fundamental jugaron en la batalla de Bretaña en 1940, Pero Also de Manera significativa contribuyeron Esfuerzo de guerra al aliado.
      El presidente del Gobierno en el Momento Winston Churchill Hablar de la Batalla de Inglaterra en 1940, DIJO: “. Nunca debieron del tanto FUE del tanto POÇOS un bronceado” A Principios de 1941 Hubo ONU pleno Derecho de la Fuerza Aérea de Polonia Que se la RAF complementarían. En Con 14 Escuadrones más grande Directivos Que era Que CUALQUIER Otro de la Fuerza Aérea de en La que se habia Europa Ocupada unido a los Aliados. Más de Hombres y Mujeres 17,000 Pasaron Por Las Filas Fuerza Aérea de la de Polonia MIENTRAS ESTABA en el Reino Unido estacionado. Ellos derribaron Enemigos aviones 745, 175 Otros estafadores Confirmar pecado. Se dejaron caer miles de bombas y pusieron Cientos de minas, Volando 102486 Salidas total de la ONU de Cosechando 290 895 horas de Vuelo de Operación. Lo lograron una ONU Coste de muertos y 1.388 1.973 Heridos. Recibieron Británicos 342 premios gallardía. Cuestión uña de honra es el Agarre, Conocida historia poco de los Pilotos polacos Refugiados Que se la RAF unieron jugaron ONU Papel y Esencial en el ahorro de Bretaña del enemigo, Solo Para Ser Por los Aliados traicionado Despues de la guerra. Segunda Guerra Mundial, la historia de Millones de Hombres y Mujeres que Todo Lo Dierona por la Libertad y en la victoria nariz Jóvenes finales decepcionó.
      Centro de Interpretación del Puente Aéreo La Capilla de septiembre Domingo 27, 2015 a horas Hasta las 12 las 13.30. Una Exposición de viejas historias de noticias fotos e imagenes de Interés Para El militar Segunda Guerra polaco Durante la Copa Mundial. La ceremonia Sera de homenaje con salida desde la puerta principal de la calle London Road en 14:00.
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      General Wladyslaw Sikorski 4th July 2013 will mark the 70th anniversary of his death, Newark Cemetery will Remember him.For our freedom and yours / Za wolnosc nasza i waszaGeneral Wladyslaw Sikorski

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      Buried in Newark Cemetery on Friday 16th July 1943 until he was exhumed 13th September 1993.

      General Sikorski’s remains were returned to Poland on 14th September 1993, after being buried for 50 years at Newark Cemetery. You can still view a memorial to him at Newark.

      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. Remembering the Sad death of General Sikorski at age 62

      Re-turned home to Poland after 50 years

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      After Poland fell to the enemy, thousands of Polish pilots, soldiers, and sailors escaped to England. Devoted to liberating their homeland, some would form the RAF’s 303 squadron, known as the kosciuszko squadron, after the elite unit in which many had flown back home. There thrilling exploits and fearless flying made them celebrities in Britain, where they were “adopted” by socialites and seduced by countless women, even as they yearned for news from home. During the battle of Britain, they downed more german aircraft than any other squadron, but in a stunning twist at the war’s end, the allies rewarded their valor by abandoning Poland to Joseph Stalin. This moving, fascinating book uncovers a crucial forgotten chapter in world war ii–and Polish–history. To the polish volunteers who were to fly and fight so brilliantly and tenaciously throughout the battle of Britain, the united kingdom was justifiably known as ‘last hope island’. Many of them lost their lives, many achieved glory. This book is a tremendous account of their contribution in those hectic days before the RAF began to take the offensive across the channel. Summer of 1940 and the battle of Britain — the darkest days during WW11. Great Britain stood alone, fighting for its life against the powerful German war machine. the celebrated squadron of Polish fighter pilots whose superb skill in the air helped save us during its most desperate hours. They not only played a crucial role in the Battle of Britian in 1940, but they also contributed significantly to the allied war effort. The Prime Minister at the time Winston Churchill speaking about the Battle of Britain in 1940 said, “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” By the beginning of 1941 there was a fully fledged Polish air force operating alongside the RAF. With 14 squadrons it was larger than any other of the Air Force from en-occupied Europe that had joined the allies. over 17,000 men and women passed through the ranks of the Polish Air Force while it was stationed in the UK. They shot down 745 enemy aircraft, with a further 175 unconfirmed. They dropped thousands of bombs and laid hundreds of mines, flying 102,486 sorties notching up a total of 290,895 operation flying hours. They achieved this at a cost of 1,973 killed and 1,388 wounded. They received 342 British gallantry awards. A question of honour is the gripping, little-known story of the refugee Polish pilots who joined the RAF and played an essential role in saving Britain from the enemy, only to be betrayed by the allies after the war. Second world war, the story of millions of young men and women who gave everything for freedom and in the final victory were let down.
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      15th July 1941General Wladyslaw Sikorski visited Newark Cemetery to unveil a Memorial Cross dedicated to Polish servicemen who had died fighting alongside the British.In June 1943, General Władysław Sikorski, the polish wartime leader, went to the Middle East to inspect the Polish units. July 4th 1943, On his return trip to England when a Royal Air Force aircraft he was travelling aboard plunged into the sea after take-off from Gibraltar. His daughter Zofia, Chief of Staff General Klimecki, an English liaison officer and all the other passengers on board died with him. Only the Czech pilot survived the crash.General Wladyslaw Sikorski wishes were remembered and on Thursday 15, July 1943, his body arrived at Holy Trinity RC Church onParliament Street Newark, Nottinghamshire, England. He stayed and was guarded overnight at the Catholic Church. The next day Friday 16th July 1943 his funeral and Requiem Mass took place.
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      (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, are Decorated With 12 Cross And Polish Eagle Devices On The Front Face On Two Stage Plinth

       

      Air Bridge The Chapel Interpretation Centre Sunday  24th September 2017, 12 noon  until 1.30pm.  An exhibition of old  news stories photos and pictures of interest to the Polish serviceman during 2nd World War. The Memorial Service will leaving from the Main Gate off London Road at 2pm.
 Forthcoming Events All Souls’ The Chapel Interpretation Centre Sunday  30th October 2017. 12 noon until evening. An exhibition of old news stories, photos and pictures of interest to the Polish serviceman during 2nd World War.The Memorial Service will leaving from the Main Gate off London Road at 3pm.

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      Polish War Memorial Commemoration All Souls Day of Remembrance at Newark Cemetery. This event is organised by the Polish Air Force Association and will take place on Sunday 25th October 2015, in the Commonwealth War Graves Section of the Newark Cemetery. The Procession of the Collegiate Body, led by the Standards will begin at 3pm. Wreaths are laid, and tea lights will be lit on each of the graves. www.panoramio.com/photo/74638325 

      General Wladystaw Sikorski   Born 20th May 1881 –  Sadly

      Died  4th July 1943


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      Annual All Souls Day Memorial Service held at Newark Cemetery

       

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      Annual All Souls Day at Newark Cemetery

      The next event will be held at Newark Cemetery Sunday 26th October 2014  starting from the main gate on London Road, Newark at 3pm to the Polish war graves for a short service.

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      British Commonwealth and Polish war Grave during the wars from 1939-1947 at Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire

      Many links were bonded 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. RAF Winthorpe near Newark was established in 1940. It was a satellite station for RAF Swinderby over the border in Lincolnshire. Two Polish air squadrons, 300 and 301, were based at Winthorpe, near Newark, Nottinghamshire.

      Polish President Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz Grave in Newark Cemetery, Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire

      Polish President August Zaleski died in 1972 age 88 Buried in Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire

      Stanislaw Ostrowski

      Who is buried at Newark was the President of the Polish Government in exile and one of many distinguished Poles who stood shoulder to shoulder with the Allies in the Second world war. Exiled from his native city of Lwow, where he was previously Mayor at the time of the invasion, he came to the UK and worked alongside many polish nationaLs exiled here to keep hopes alive for Poland.He was a medical man who vaLued education. His service to his country included his involvement with Posk – the cultural home in West London for exiled Poles. Historians far more authorative than me can give you the histoiry. Fittingly his burial place is Newark Cemetry alongside fallen comrades who served in the Polish Air Force. 
      Given the annual commemoration on All Souls Day in the cemetry and the importance of remembering all who fought for our freedom today.

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      Polish President Stanislaw Ostrowski, died age 92 in 1982 buried at Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire

      Za wolnosc nasza i wasza / For our freedom and yours

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      • Lest We Forget

        Our Historic Newark Cemetery

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      • Newark Cemetery Is Open all year round April – September 8am-8pm

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      • General Sikorski was Laid to Rest  From 16th July 1943 until 13th September 1993

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        Sunday 26th October 2014

        Newark Cemetery Annual All Soul’s Day 3pm Parade from the Main Gate on London Road
        To the Commonwealth and polish War graves
        The Chapel Interpretation Centre will be open from 11am – until 1.40pm — at Newark on Trent

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      The Polish War Memorial is just outside the borough’s boundaries, but seems important enough to merit an article. This is because it concerns the Royal Armed Forces aerodrome, which takes its name from that part of the north-western corner of the borough, and because many Poles live in Ealing (and have lived for several decades).

      Following the fall of Poland to German and Soviet forces in 1939, many Poles left their homeland to continue the fight from other countries. By the summer of 1940 Britain was facing the axis powers alone, but with the help of men from other European countries. Not the least of these were the Poles. Among the RAF squadrons at Northolt, there were a number of Polish squadrons based there in 1940-1943.

      During the Battle of Britain in the late summer of 1940, the 303rd (Warsaw) squadron saw service at Northolt, flying Hurricane fighter aircraft. They were replaced in October by the 302nd (Poznan) squadron after the Battle of Britain had been won. Others serving from the aerodrome were the 306th, 308th, 305th, 315th and 317th squadron. Some of them returned to the airfield for another tour of duty here. Thirty Polish airmen, a fifth of their number, were killed in the Battle of Britain, and of these, five had been flying from Northolt.

      After the war was over, the Polish armed forces in Britain were disbanded. A group of Polish air force officers decided to form the Polish Air Force Association. One of their first decisions was to erect a memorial for their former comrades. A committee under Air Vice Marshal Izycki started a public appeal for funds (most of which were contributed by British people), and the work soon began.

      The memorial was unveiled on 2 November 1948 by Lord Tedder, RAF Marshal and chief of the air staff. It is made from Portland stone, with bronze lettering and is topped by a bronze Polish air force eagle. The craftsman was Miecystam Lubelski, who had been recently liberated from a labour camp. The names of 1,243 Poles who died in the war were inscribed on the memorial.

      Viscount Portal of Hungerford made a speech before the unveiling. He said that it was a sad blow that many Polish veterans were unable to return home, as their country had been occupied by the Soviet Union. He added that it would be to the mutual advantage of Britons and Poles that the latter were to make their home in Britain.

      In 1991, the first post-war democratically elected Polish president, Lech Walesa, laid a wreath at the memorial. By this time it had been realised that further work was needed. Repair work was necessary, as were extensions in order to accommodate a further 659 names that had not been included hitherto. An appeal was made in 1994 and the memorial was rededicated in 1996 in the presence of the Duke of Gloucester, British and Polish military and civil dignitaries.

      The memorial remains as a monument to the men of the fighter and bomber squadrons and as an expression of Anglo-Polish friendship.

       

      We would like to thank Dr Jonathan Oates, borough archivist and local history librarian, for the use of his information.

      (Reproduced with permission from the London Borough of Ealing). 

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       This memorial website by Laurence Goff and are my  personal views and have been put together by me. It has been dedicated to the thousands of people who  resting place is in our beautiful and historic Cemetery for over 150 years .

       

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      The Consul General of the Republic of Poland Lukasz Lutostanski

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      Lukasz Lutostański Polish Consul General in Manchester

      A service of remembrance was held in Newark Cemetery today to mark the 70th anniversary of the death of Polish wartime leader General Wladyslaw Sikorski.

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       Marking the 70th anniversary of his death

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      Father Krzysztof Kawczynski from the Polish Church, Nottingham and Father Michael O’Donoghue from Holy Trinity RC Church Newark Town. A service of remembrance was held in Newark Cemetery to mark the 70th anniversary of the death of Polish wartime

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      Father Krzysztof Kawczynski from the Polish Church, Nottingham and

      Father  Michael O’Donoghue Holy Trinity RC Newark, Nottinghamshire (Middle)

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      A service of remembrance was held in Newark Cemetery Thursday 4th July 2013 to mark the 70th anniversary of the death of Polish wartime leader General Wladyslaw Sikorski

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      General Wladyslaw Sikorski 1881-1943

      His remains was exhumed from Newark Cemetery after 50 years being buried. On the same day his coffin stayed overnight, at Newark Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene.

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      Thursday 4th July 2013  a ceremony at Newark Cemetery  took place. It mark the occasion of 70th Anniversary of the death of General Wladystaw Sikorski

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    • General Sikorski was Laid to Rest  From 16th July 1943 until 13th September 1993

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    4th July 2013 will mark the 70th anniversary of his death, Newark Cemetery will Remember him.

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       4th July 2013 we marked the 70th anniversary of his death, we  Remember him at

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    • Newark Cemetery we marked the 70th anniversary of his death

      Buried in Newark Cemetery on Friday 16th July 1943 until he was exhumed 13th September 1993.

      General Sikorski’s remains were returned to Poland on 14th September 1993, after being buried for 50 years at Newark Cemetery. You can still view a memorial to him at Newark.

       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. Remembering the Sad death of General Sikorski at age 62

      Re-turned home to Poland after 50 years

    •  For our freedom and yours / Za wolnosc nasza i wasza

    •  This War Plaque is located on Stodman Street, Newark-On-Trent up high on the Nat West Bank

      Dakota is a military transport aircraft that flew for our freedom over Newark Cemetery

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    The Amazing Spitfire Flying For Our Freedom

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The Annual Air Bridge Commemoration Service which is held on 4th Sunday each September. Assemble at Newark Cemetery Main Gates on London Road,

Newark at  2pm procession up the Main Drive to the Air Bridge Memorial near the Commonwealth and Polish War graves. Photos by Laurencegoff

 

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The Annual Air Bridge Memorial service held on the 4th Sunday in September at Newark Cemetery 2pm

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Polish Forces Living History Group Simon Elmer

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Commonwealth and Polish War Graves, Newark-On-Trent Cemetery Nottinghamshire

   

General Sikorski was Laid to Rest in Newark Cemetery From 16th July 1943 until 13th September 1993

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A Spitfire  flying over Newark-On-Trent

as part of the Battle of Britain

Lest We Forget

Time to emphasized the heroism, bravery, valour and determination for  our freedom. Lest We Forget, Britain honoured its war dead. Tribute to British, Commonwealth and Polish Sacrifice. The dark days of the 2nd World War from the British Commonwealth that join up with the RAF that were killed and there resting place is Newark Cemetery 4 RAAF- Australian, 44 British Servicemen, 17 RCAF- Canadian, 3 RNZAF- New Zealand and 397 Polish Airmen and other servicemen.

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  • Commonwealth and Polish War Graves

A Memorial Cross to the Polish airmen that are buried here during the 2nd World War was erected in the plot and unveiled on 15th July 1941 by President Raczkiewicz, ex-President of the Polish Republic and head of the war-time Polish Government in London, supported by General Wladyslaw Sikorski, Commander in Chief of the Polish Forces and war-time Prime Minister. When both men subsequently died, General Sikorski (aged 62) on the 4th July 1943 and President Raczkiewicz in 1947, they were buried at the foot of the Polish Memorial. General Sikorski’s It contains a memorial to Poland’s exiled war leader, General  Sikorski who died when the aeroplane he was travelling in crashed over Gibraltar on the 4th July 1943.

 

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General Wladyslaw Sikorski was buried at Newark Cemetery

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 General Wladyslaw Sikorski was Laid to Rest in Newark Cemetery From 16th July 1943

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  • General Wladyslaw Sikorski remains rested in Newark Parish Church 13-14 Sept 1993, before returning home to Poland on the 14th Sept 1993

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    • Commonwealth and Polish War Graves 

    A Memorial Cross to the Polish airmen that are buried here during the 2nd World War was erected in the plot and unveiled on 15th July 1941 by President Raczkiewicz, ex-President of the Polish Republic and head of the war-time Polish Government in London, supported by General Wladyslaw Sikorski, Commander in Chief of the Polish Forces and war-time Prime Minister. When both men subsequently died, General Sikorski (aged 62) on the 4th July 1943 and President Raczkiewicz in 1947, they were buried at the foot of the Polish Memorial. General Sikorski’s It contains a memorial to Poland’s exiled war leader, General  Sikorski who died when the aeroplane he was travelling in crashed over Gibraltar on the 4th July 1943.

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    • General Wladyslaw Sikorski  was buried in Newark Cemetery from 16th July 1943 until he was exhumed on 13th September 1993. The General was taken over night before Mass the next day at St. Mary Magdalene (Newark parish church)  a Catholic service (Mass) was held  the  next day. On 14th September 1993 remains re-turn home to Poland after 50 years resting in Newark Cemetery.

       During the Second World War there were a number of R.A.F. stations within a few miles of Newark, from many of which operated squadrons of the Polish Air Force. A special plot was set aside in Newark Cemetery for R.A.F. burials and this is now the war graves plot, where all but ten of the 90 Commonwealth and all of the 397 Polish burials were made. The cemetery also contains 49 scattered burials of the First World War.
    • A memorial cross to the Polish airmen buried here was erected in the plot and was unveiled in 1941 by President Raczkiewicz, ex-President of the Polish Republic and head of the war time Polish Government in London, supported by General Sikorski, Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Forces and war time Polish Prime Minister. When both men subsequently died, General Sikorski on 4th July 1943 and President Raczkiewicz in 1947, they were buried at the foot of the Polish Memorial. General Sikorski’s remains were returned to Poland on 14th September 1993, after being buried for 50 years at Newark Cemetery. You can still view a memorial to him at Newark.

    • The chapel Interpretation centre is being used by Friends of Newark  Cemetery. This lovely building at the East side cemetery former chapel, by appointment for groups.

      Exhibition of photos and newspaper reports can be viewed. 

      {Location walk from the parking lot to the main Arch turn left red side door}

      Chapel Interpretation Centre {Former Non Conformist Chapel} 

       (East side turn left at the Main Arch)

      Friends Of Newark Cemetery

      Opening of The Chapel Interpretation Centre at Newark Cemetery

      Newark Cemetery is open all year round

    • October – March 8am – 6pm

      Spring – Summer April – September 8am – 8pm 

      They departed this life into the next. Though they are hidden in the shadow of Death.

      Their lives for others in the love of serving their country or Newark-On-Trent that never dies.

       The Chapel Interpretation Centre will open only by appointment for groups by contact Friends of Newark Cemetery Chairman Laurence Goff 01636-681878 at home or by leaving a message at Newark Town Hall. 

    • Visiting General Sikorski Exhibition at Chapel Interpretation Centre at Newark Cemetery 

    • Lukasz Lutostański Polish Consul General in Manchester and  Father Krzysztof Kawczynski from the Polish Church, Nottingham

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      General Sikorski Cap

      The National Memorial Arboretum honours the fallen, recognises service, sacrifice and pride in our country. It is a spiritually uplifting place and is emerging as a world-renowned centre for remembrance. There are nearly 300 memorials for the armed forces, civilian organisations and voluntary bodies who have played a part in serving their country around the world.

      The National Memorial Arboretum

       Croxall Rd, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR

      01283 792333

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      Polish armoured Forces 

      The National Memorial Arboretum honours the fallen, recognises service, sacrifice and pride in our country. It is a spiritually uplifting place and is emerging as a world-renowned centre for remembrance. There are nearly 300 memorials for the armed forces, civilian organisations and voluntary bodies who have played a part in serving their country around the world.

      The National Memorial Arboretum

       Croxall Rd, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR

      01283 792333

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       Croxall Rd, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR

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      The National Memorial Arboretum

       Croxall Rd, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR

      01283 792333

      info@thenma.org.uk

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      Brave Polish that come over during the 2nd world war. We are grateful for you helping

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       We are looking forward to a Coach Trip

       Newark On Trent to The National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire

       Wednesday 28th May 2014

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      The National Memorial Arboretum

       Croxall Rd, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR

      01283 792333

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    The Friends of Newark Cemetery will open The Chapel Interpretation Centre,

    Newark Cemetery

    (From London Road East side turn left at the Main Arch and enter at the red door) 

    Open for groups by appointment. Please contact Chairman 01636-681878

     Mobile 07794613879

    Needing a hand to locate any of your relative’s graves in

    Newark cemetery going back since 1856. 

    Sunday 25th October 2015

    Newark Cemetery Annual All Soul’s Day 3pm Parade from the Main Gate on London Road

    To the Commonwealth and polish War graves

    The Chapel Interpretation Centre will be open from 11am –  until 13.40pm

     

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    Our beautiful and historic Newark Cemetery, London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire for over 150 years since 1856

     This memorial website is Laurence Goff personal views, I have put it together and do not represent Newark Town Council . It dedicated to the thousands of  people since 1856.

  • There were a number of Royal Air Force stations within and around Newark from which several Polish squadrons operated. The highest concentration of commemorations can be particularly found in Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire.  Our local cemetery with nearly 400 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, Newark, Nottingamshire.

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  • Chapel Interpretation Centre (East side turn left at the Main Arch)

    {Location walk from the parking lot to the main Arch turn left red side door}

    Organised by

    The Friends of Newark Cemetery

     The Chapel  Interpretation Centre, at Newark Cemetery, will  open from April – October 2015 by appointment for groups for our exhibition  

    Please give plenty of notice

    New volunteers are welcome

    For more information

    Laurence Goff

    Friends of Newark Cemetery

    friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk

     01636-681878 (home) Mobile 07794613879

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      A highlight within the Centre Will be our display of over 150 Photographs from the Newark & Balderton Memorial to the Fallen Photo Project by Pete Stevens.

    • Exhibition of photos and newspaper reports can be viewed by appointment for groups at Chapel Interpretation centre at Newark Cemetery
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4th July 1943: After tours of Gibraltar and festivities, General Sikorski departs for London at 11:00pm. After reaching only 100 feet, the plane began a slow dive into the sea. Only the pilot survived. All others died or were presumed dead on impact at 11:06pm.

 

Generał Władysław Sikorski w połowie 1943 roku obserwował pogarszającą się pozycję swojego rządu a tym samym sprawy polskiej. Musiał także dochodzić do wniosku, że sojusznicy zachodni marginalizują rolę Polski i niekoniecznie staną w obronie jej interesów, gdyż na Związku Radzieckim spoczywał olbrzymi ciężar działań wojennych. Premier opowiadał się podobnie jak inni członkowie rządu za nienaruszalnością polskiej granicy wschodniej i nie był skłonny do ustępstw terytorialnych na rzecz ZSRR. Podejmowane przez niego działania, w tym wyjazd na przełomie 1942/1943 roku do Stanów Zjednoczonych i spotkanie z prezydentem Rooseveltem również nie przyczyniło się do wsparcia rządu polskiego.

 W maju 1943 roku rozpoczęła się podróż inspekcyjna naczelnego wodza generała Władysława Sikorskiego na Bliski Wschód. Jej celem było przede wszystkim wytłumaczenie polityki rządu i uspokojenie wrzenia w korpusie oficerskim, związanego z brakiem zdecydowanego przeciwdziałania polityce ZSRR na forum międzynarodowym. Dokonana inspekcja w ocenie generała i jego otoczenia przyniosła pozytywne rezultaty i załagodziła konflikty wśród kadry oficerskiej.

 W drodze powrotnej premier i naczelny wódz generał Władysław Sikorski w dniu 3 lipca 1943 roku wylądował na lotnisku w Gibraltarze, skąd miał udać się do Wielkiej Brytanii. 4 lipca 1943 roku samolot B – 24 Liberator, którym leciał generał uległ katastrofie. Zginęli wszyscy podróżujący nim pasażerowie i część załogi. Jedyną osobą, która ocalała był pilot. Okoliczności katastrofy budzą wątpliwości do dzisiaj i dają powód do wysuwania różnych hipotez dotyczących śmierci generała.

Zwłoki generała przewieziono na pokładzie polskiego niszczyciela z Gibraltaru do Wielkiej Brytanii. Po kilkudniowych uroczystościach żałobnych pogrzeb generała Władysława Sikorskiego odbył się w dniu 16 VII 1943 roku na cmentarzu polskich lotników wojskowych w Newark.

Sikorski Lying in state

W dniu 17 XI 1993 roku prochy generał sprowadzono do Polski i pochowano je w krypcie św. Leonarda na Wawelu.

Después de que Polonia cayó al enemigo, miles de polacos pilotos, soldados y marineros escaparon a Inglaterra. Dedicado a la liberación de su patria, algunos formaría 303 escuadrón de la RAF, conocido como el Escuadrón de Kosciuszko, después de la unidad de élite en la que muchos habían volado de vuelta a casa. Sus hazañas emocionantes y volar sin miedo los hizo famosos en Gran Bretaña, donde fueron “adoptados” por la alta sociedad y seducidos por un sinnúmero de mujeres, incluso a medida que anhelaban noticias de casa.
Durante la Batalla de Inglaterra, que derribaron más aviones alemanes que cualquier otro escuadrón, pero en un giro sorprendente al final de la guerra, los aliados recompensado su valor al abandonar Polonia a Joseph Stalin. Este movimiento, fascinante libro descubre un capítulo olvidado crucial en la II Guerra Mundial y polaco-historia. Para los voluntarios polacos que iban a volar y combatir de manera tan brillante y tenazmente a lo largo de la Batalla de Gran Bretaña, el Reino Unido era conocida con razón como ‘Last Hope Island’.
Muchos de ellos perdieron la vida, muchos gloria alcanzada. Este libro es una tremenda cuenta de su contribución en esos días agitados antes de la RAF comenzó a tomar la ofensiva a través del Canal. El verano de 1940 y la Batalla de Inglaterra – los días más oscuros durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Gran Bretaña se quedó solo, luchando por su vida contra la poderosa maquinaria de guerra alemana. El escuadrón célebre de los pilotos de combate polacos cuya habilidad excepcional en el aire nos ayudó a ahorrar durante sus horas más desesperadas. Ellos no sólo jugaron un papel crucial en la batalla de Bretaña en 1940, pero también contribuyeron de manera significativa al esfuerzo de guerra aliado.
El presidente del Gobierno en el momento Winston Churchill hablar de la Batalla de Inglaterra en 1940, dijo: “Nunca fue tanto debieron tanto a tan pocos.” A principios de 1941 hubo un pleno derecho de la Fuerza Aérea de Polonia que se complementarían la RAF. Con 14 Escuadrones que era más grande que cualquier otro de la Fuerza Aérea de en-la Europa ocupada que se había unido a los aliados. Más de 17.000 hombres y mujeres pasaron por las filas de la Fuerza Aérea de Polonia mientras estaba estacionado en el Reino Unido. Ellos derribaron 745 aviones enemigos, con otros 175 sin confirmar. Se dejaron caer miles de bombas y pusieron cientos de minas, volando 102.486 salidas cosechando un total de 290.895 horas de vuelo de operación. Lo lograron a un costo de 1.973 muertos y 1.388 heridos. Recibieron 342 premios gallardía británicos. Una cuestión de honor es el agarre, poco conocida historia de los pilotos polacos refugiados que se unieron a la RAF y jugaron un papel esencial en el ahorro de Bretaña del enemigo, sólo para ser traicionado por los aliados después de la guerra. Segunda Guerra Mundial, la historia de millones de hombres y mujeres que lo dieron todo por la libertad y en la victoria final jóvenes nos decepcionó.
Centro de Interpretación del Puente Aéreo La Capilla Domingo 27 de septiembre 2015 a las 12 horas hasta las 13:30. Una exposición de viejas historias de noticias fotos e imágenes de interés para el militar polaco durante segunda guerra mundial. La Ceremonia de homenaje será con salida desde la puerta principal calle London Road en 14:00.
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Todo Centro de Interpretación de Almas La Capilla domingo 25 de octubre de 2015.
12 del mediodía hasta las 14:30.
Una exposición de las noticias viejas, fotos e imágenes de interés para el militar polaco durante la segunda Mundial War.The Ceremonia de homenaje tendrá salida desde la puerta principal de la calle London Road en 15:00.

 

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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

We Will Remember Them

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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

 

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Our Historic Newark Cemetery

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 For our freedom and yours / Za wolnosc nasza i wasza

 

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General Wladyslaw Sikorski reviewing polish troops - Scotland - Unknow place - 1942King George VI, Queen Elisabeth and General Wladyslaw Sikorski visiting Polish troops - Scotland - Forfar - 07.03.1941

General Wladyslaw Sikorski reviewing polish troops – Scotland – 1942  King George VI, Queen Elisabeth and General Wladyslaw Sikorski visiting Polish troops – Scotland – Forfar – 07.03.1941  http://www.opusmedia.fr/kazimierzduda/galerie_gb.asp

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.

The two fighter squadrons went into action

Most of the Polish pilots had hundreds of hours of pre-war flying experience and were among the most experienced in the battle. They had learned from combat experience to fire from close range.

 Let’s remember them by paying our tribute to them and for their contribution during the 2nd World War.

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.”

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.

 

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Laurence Goff Visiting The Commonwealth and Polish War Graves at

Newark Cemetery

We Will Not Forget

Time to emphasized the heroism, bravery, valour and determination for  our freedom. Lest We Forget, Britain honoured its war dead. Tribute to British Commonwealth and Polish Sacrifice. The dark days of the 2nd World War from the British Commonwealth that join up with the RAF that were killed and there resting place is Newark Cemetery 4 RAAF- Australian, 44 British Servicemen, 17 RCAF- Canadian, 3 RNZAF- New Zealand and 397 Polish Airmen and other servicemen.

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Aigle PolonaisInsigne de la Divisionle monument en entier, Szydlowski pleinLe Colonel

By Gilles Lapers

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For all the men who gave their lives so bravely, for our country during the 2nd World War, so many volunteered from The Commonwealth from The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) The Royal New Zealand Air Force, Polish Airmen fighter pilots served in the RAF during the Battle of Britain.

For our freedom and yours / Za wolnosc nasza i wasza

Deputy Mayoress Mrs Penny Richardson, Leader of Newark Town Council Councillor  Gill Dawn, Newark Town Mayor Councillor Irene Brown, Deputy Mayor Councillor Bryan Richardson and  Councillor Thomas Bickley. They stopped by to visit the Chapel Interpretation Centre at Newark Cemetery and see our exhibition display.

Visiting the Chapel Interpretation Centre at Newark Cemetery after All Souls Day Ceremony of Remembrance organised by the Polish Air Force Association, that  took place in the Commonwealth War Graves section of Newark Cemetery on Sunday 26th October 2014. The ceremony, organised by the Newark town council on behalf of the Polish Air Force Association, starts with a procession from the cemetery gates at 3pm.

Annual All Souls that took place at Newark Cemetery

 The procession takes place from the Main Gate located on London Road, Newark-On-Trent at 3pm to the Commonwealth and Polish War Graves.

The Chapel Interpretation Centre, Newark Cemetery

A magnificent turn-out took place with lot’s of visitors that came across the UK to see our exhibition display 1pm until 2.40pm 5pm – 8pm

 The Chapel Interpretation Centre on Sunday 25th October 2015 Annual All Souls Day Newark Cemetery 

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Friends of Newark Cemetery

Former polish Airman visiting Newark Town Hall

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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 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 30,000 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, to be held at Newark Town Hall in the Pickin Room  on  Wednesday 3rd September 2014. Arrive at 1:45pm for a cuppa meeting will start at 14:00pm.

Newark Cemetery, London Road, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire NG24 1SQ

For our freedom and yours / Za wolnosc nasza i wasza

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

Spring – Summer  April – September 8am – 8pm

Locating a grave have a look at this Map, walking up the Main Drive numbers start low and high at the other end of  cemetery. Please note E side stand for East and W side for West . The graves are numbered from A the next one will be B, C, D, E, and so on going outward on either side East or West. All new tombstone are black with the information on the back has  E for East then the letter for the row then the number, looking something like this E B 100 or West side W E 200.

I have listed a few pages from the website

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The annual Air Bridge Commemoration

Newark The former Newark Town Mayor Councillor Irene Brown at The service remembers those who died during the Air Bridge Operations when Britain and the Commonwealth

 forces answered a plea for help from the Polish Government in Exile to drop supplies to the Polish secret army which was striking back against the enemy. The service remembers the 250 airmen who lost their lives during the Air Bridge operations, which helped the Warsaw uprising in 1944. — at Newark on Trent.

on Service at Newark Cemetery is to be held on the last  Sunday  September

each year at 2pm parade starting from the Main Gate on London Road, Newark to the Air Bridge Memorial.

The annual Air Bridge Commemoration Service at Newark Cemetery is to be held on 4th Sunday September 27th 2015 at 2pm from the Main Gate on London Road, Newark-on-Trent, Notts 

The service is held in remembrance of the casualties stemming from the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, resulting in the Polish Government in exile in London appealing to Winston Churchill for assistance. Help came when the Allies decided to fly in food and munitions to the Polish Partisans or Home Army, but the help was delivered at enormous cost, hence the commemorations which continue to this day.

After many discussions with the Allied Command and getting no help from Russia, who refused even to grant permission for Allied aircraft to land in Russia, Churchill ordered relief to be flown to Warsaw from Italy.

He was told by General Durrant that an airlift of 2000 miles there and back would have no hope of success, in that the loss of aircraft flying over occupied territory would be tremendous. Although Churchill agreed with him, he nevertheless ordered the operation to proceed. The operation was called “Warsaw Concerto”.

The task was allocated to 205 group, of which RAF

Squadrons 148 and 178, SAAF 31 and 34 squadrons and Polish Special Services Flight 1586 were part. The losses were horrendous: for every ton of supplies delivered and recovered by the Polish insurgents one aircraft was lost (39 four-engine bombers in total).

The Air Bridge Commemoration Service follows the 72nd Battle of Britain Memorial Ceremony to be held on Sunday 9th September 2012 at the War Memorial outside Newark Parish Church at 10.55am, followed by the Battle of Britain Memorial Service inside Church just after 11am.

This annual service commemorates the remarkable victory, and loss of life, by Royal Air Force pilots and aircrew during the Battle of Britain in 1940 and is an occasion to mark the nation’s gratitude for the service and sacrifice of those who took part in this critical phase of World War Two.

The Battle of Britain was the first major campaign to be fought entirely in the skies. When the Battle of Britain was over, 544 Allied pilots and aircrew were dead. The conflict also brought together a truly multinational force comprising 574 British, 139 Poles, 98 New Zealanders, 86 Canadians, 84 Czechoslovakians, 29 Belgians, 21 Australians, 20 South Africans, 13 French, 10 Irish plus others from the USA, Jamaica, Palestine and Southern Rhodesia.

The monument, located up the Main Drive across Commonwealth and Polish war graves Newark Cemetery

Annual Air Bridge

The joy of seeing the flypast at Newark Cemetery of a Dakota from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight during an annual Ceremony to commemorate the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

Held on the 4th Sunday in September each year 

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2pm Procession to the Air Bridge Memorial

 up the Main Drive at Newark Cemetery

The Polish Air Bridge Monument in Newark

The Air Bridge Monument in Newark remembers the aircrew who died during world war two, supporting the popular uprising in Warsaw of 1944. The uprising badly needed the support of the allies to provide food and munitions to the Polish Partisans, resulting in the Polish

Government in London appealing to Churchill for assistance. After many discussions with the Allied Command and no help from Russia (they refused to grant permission for allied aircraft to land there) Churchill was told that an airlift of 2000 miles there and back would have no hope of success – the loss of aircraft flying over occupied territory would be to large. Although Churchill agreed, he nevertheless ordered the operation to be proceeded. The task was allocated to 205 group, of which RAF Squadrons 148 and 178, SAAF 31 and 34 squadrons and Polish Special Services Flight 1586 were part. The losses were horrendous, for every ton of supplies delivered and recovered by the Polish insurgents one aircraft was lost (39 four-engine bombers total). The operation was called “Warsaw Concerto”.

 

Former Deputy Poland Consulate General Grzegorz Dyk and Newark Town Council Former Deputy Mayor Councillor Irene Brown

Chapel Interpretation Centre Newark Cemetery, Newark Family History Day and exhibition  

Officially open by Newark Town Council Deputy Mayor Councillor Irene Brown, she has since been elected Town Mayor on Sunday 13th may 2012. Deputy Mayor Councillor Irene Brown also attending  Deputy Poland Consulate General Grzegorz Dyk.

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Thousands of Newarkers saw the procession headed by the exiled Polish government and Newark mayor, Councillor Cyril Parlby on 16th July 1943. After his body was exhumed on 13th September 1993, General Sikorski had his Polish flag draped across a fresh coffin and taken to Newark Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene overnight, guarded by members of the RAF Regiment with reversed arms. The next day had a farewell Mass before his return home to  Poland. Mr Roger Parlby also went along on that plane to Poland. 

WARSAW – Poland’s World War II leader-in-exile has been buried again with full military honors, after investigators completed an autopsy to determine if he was murdered. General Władysław Sikorski’s flag-draped coffin was re-interred inside Krakow’s main cathedral, alongside Poland’s ancient kings and other historical figures. 

General Wladyslaw Sikorski

4th July 2013 we marked the 70th anniversary of his death, I believe we should Remember him, RIP.

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Our remembrance for Polish war heroes 

 

During the 2nd World War there were nearly a quarter of a million Polish Armed Forces serving under British command. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cares for the graves of nearly 4,500 Polish serviceman and women in 35 countries around the world.

 

There were a number of Royal Air Force stations within and around Newark from which several Polish squadrons operated. The highest concentration of commemorations can be particularly found in Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire.  Our local cemetery with nearly 400 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, Nottinghamshire NG24 1SQ.

“Loved In Life, Honoured In Death, Cherished In Our Memory, Amen”

They Died So That We Might Live

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.”

Isaiah 40:8

 Memorial plaque located up high on the wall of  The Natwest Bank,  Stodman Street, Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire  

It is dedicated to the thousands of airmen from the Commonwealth,  Polish  and other Nations who served  the nearby airfield near Newark.  Also 55,573 brave young airmen died in the skies over Europe, many  have no graves. We will Remember them. 

  Donated by Mr & Mrs Tony Wilkinson


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Newark Cemetery, London Road, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire NG24 1SQ

For our freedom and yours / Za wolnosc nasza i wasza

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

Spring – Summer  April – September 8am – 8pm

Locating a grave have a look at this Map, walking up the Main Drive numbers start low and high at the other end of  cemetery. Please note E side stand for East and W side for West . The graves are numbered from A the next one will be B, C, D, E, and so on going outward on either side East or West. All new tombstone are black with the information on the back has  E for East then the letter for the row then the number, looking something like this E B 100 or West side W E 200. 

General Sikorski

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Statue of General Sikorski Portland Place, London – Erection of this Statue To The Former Commander-in-Chief  Of The Polish Armed Forces and  Prime Minster Of Poland



  By Laurencegoff

Annual Airmen honoured the service remembers at Newark Cemetery on the last Sunday in September at 2pm. Let’s remember those who died during the Airbridge Operations when Britain and the Commonwealth forces answered a plea for help from the Polish Government in Exile to drop supplies to the Polish secret army which was striking back against the enemy.

Air Bridge – Sunday 27th September 2015 { held on the 4th Sunday each year in September} from the Main Gate  on London Road at 2pm

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.

All Souls day is being held at Commonwealth and Polish war graves at Newark Cemetery on Sunday 26th October 2014 from the Main Gate  on London Road at 3pm

For our freedom and yours / Za wolnosc nasza i wasza

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General Sikorski death on 4th July 1943 was a sad day for many, when his

Plane crashed on his way back to England from Gilbratar. His  funeral

Service took place near by.

  • 4th July 1943: After tours of Gibraltar and festivities, General Sikorski departs for London at 11:00pm. After reaching only 100 feet, the plane began a slow dive into the sea. Only the pilot survived. All others died or were presumed dead on impact at 11:06pm.

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General Wladyslaw Sikorski

General Sikorski Grave Stone at Newark Cemetery  removed on 13 Sept 1993

Click Latest – Polish officers’ bodies to be exhumed

Thursday Dec 02, 2010

The bodies of three Polish Army officers who died in the plane crash that killed their country’s wartime leader, General Wladyslaw Sikorski, are to be exhumed from Newark Cemetery. Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved exhumation of three Polish officers  remains that  were killed with General Sikorski on 4th July 1941. All three were buried next to each other in Newark  Cemetery, and will return home to Poland with full military honours and for a post mortem. It was decide to bring back the remains of Colonel Andrzej Marecki Chief of operation Staff, Major General Tadeusz Klimecki  Chief of the Polish General Staff and Lieutenant Jozef Ponikiewski Naval ADC.

On July 4, 1943,  a converted Liberator bomber from RAF Transport Command took off from Gibraltar for England. On board was General Wladyslaw Sikorski, Prime Minister of Poland’s London-based government in exile and Commander-in-Chief of her armed forces, returning from visiting Polish troops in the Middle East. After tours of Gibraltar and festivities, General Sikorski departs for London at 11:00pm. After reaching only 100 feet, the plane began a slow dive into the sea. Only the pilot survived. All others died or were presumed dead on impact at 11:06pm. B-24C Liberator AL523. A British inquiry deemed the crash an accident, General Sikorski’s death has long been the subject of enduring conspiracy theories. In an attempt to get to the bottom of the mystery, let’s solve this once and for all.

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Lieutenant Jozef Ponikiewski Naval A.D.C. Major General Tadeusz Klimecki Chief of the Polish General Staff

4.Colonel Andrzej MareckiChief of Operations Staff

Newark-on-Trent is important internationally, as it is home to the Commonwealth and Polish War Graves where there are over 400 graves of Polish airmen who died during the second world war. A special plot was set aside in Newark Cemetery for Polish burials and this is now the war graves for people to see across the UK  and the World.  Former Polish Airmen choosing to be buried since staying in England after the 2nd World War.

A Memorial cross to the Polish airmen buried here was erected in the plot and unveiled on 14th July 1941 by President Raczkiewicz, ex-President of the Polish Republic and head of the war-time Polish Government in London, supported by General Sikorski, Commander in Chief of the Polish Forces and war-time Prime Minister. When both men subsequently died, General Sikorski (aged 62) in 1943 and President Raczkiewicz in 1947, they were buried at the foot of the Polish Memorial. General Sikorski’s It contains a memorial to Poland’s exiled war leader, General Wladyslaw Sikorski, who died when the aeroplane he was travelling in crashed over Gibraltar on the 4th July 1943. He was so impressed with the care of the War graves and requested that should he die while Poland was still occupied he would like to be buried in Newark Cemetery UK until Poland was once again a free Country.

On July 4, 1943,  a converted Liberator bomber from RAF Transport Command took off from Gibraltar for England. On board was General Wladyslaw Sikorski, Prime Minister of Poland’s London-based government in exile and Commander-in-Chief of her armed forces, returning from visiting Polish troops in the Middle East. After tours of Gibraltar and festivities, General Sikorski departs for London at 11:00pm. After reaching only 100 feet, the plane began a slow dive into the sea. Only the pilot survived. All others died or were presumed dead on impact at 11:06pm.


B-24C Liberator AL523.

The pilot, Flt. Lt. Edward Prchal of the Czechoslovakian Air Force, was the only survivor. The body of General Sikorski’s daughter, Zofia, Chief of the Polish Women’s Auxiliary, was never found. His cap and uniform, recovered from the sea at the site of the crash, is displayed in the Sikorski Museum, in the Polish Institute at 20, Princess Gate, London.

Passengers 17 in total

1. General Władysław Sikorski Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of Poland

2. Zofia Leśniowska Chief of the Polish Women’s Auxiliary

3. Major General Tadeusz Klimecki Chief of the Polish General Staff

4. Colonel Andrzej MareckiChief of Operations Staff

5. Lieutenant Jozef Ponikiewski Naval A.D.C.

6. Adam Kulakowski Personal secretary to Sikorski

7. Colonel Victor CazaletM.P., British Liason Officer

8. Brigadier J.P. Whitely M.P.

9.Mr. W.H. Lock (Never found, presumed dead)

10. Mr. PinderHead of British Intelligence Service in the Middle East

(his position was never revealed to General Sikorski)

11. Bombardier Gralewski (Joined the party at Gibraltar)

Crew:

1. Flt Lt Edward Maks Prchal Captain/1st Pilot

2. Squadron Leader W.S. Herring 2nd Pilot (never found)

3. Warrant Officer L. Zalsberg Navigator

4. Sergeant F. Kelly Flight Engineer

5. Flight Sergeant C.B. Gerrie Radio Operator/Air Gunner

6. Flight Sergeant D. Hunder Radio Operator/Air Gunner

(never found)

General Wladyslaw Sikorski remains was exhumed  from Newark Cemetery after 50 years on 13th September 1993.

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    General Tadeusz Klimecki and Colonel Andrzej Marecki were originally buried in the Polish Airmen’sCemetery in Newark, England. Their remains were brought …


Major General Tadeusz Klimecki Chief of the Polish General Staff

Colonel Andrzej Marecki Chief of Operations Staff

Lieutenant Jozef Ponikiewski Naval A.D.C.


During the Second World War there were a number of R.A.F. stations within a few miles of Newark, from many of which operated squadrons of the Polish Air Force. A special plot was set aside in Newark Cemetery.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.

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British Commonwealth and Polish war Grave during the wars from 1939-1947 at Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire

Many links were bonded 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. RAF Winthorpe near Newark was established in 1940. It was a satellite station for RAF Swinderby over the border in Lincolnshire. Two Polish air squadrons, 300 and 301, were based at Winthorpe, near Newark, Nottinghamshire.

Polish President Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz Grave in Newark Cemetery, Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire

Polish President August Zaleski died in 1972 age 88 Buried in Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire

Stanislaw Ostrowski

Who is buried at Newark was the President of the Polish Government in exile and one of many distinguished Poles who stood shoulder to shoulder with the Allies in the Second world war. Exiled from his native city of Lwow, where he was previously Mayor at the time of the invasion, he came to the UK and worked alongside many polish nationaLs exiled here to keep hopes alive for Poland.He was a medical man who vaLued education. His service to his country included his involvement with Posk – the cultural home in West London for exiled Poles. Historians far more authorative than me can give you the histoiry. Fittingly his burial place is Newark Cemetry alongside fallen comrades who served in the Polish Air Force. 
Given the annual commemoration on All Souls Day in the cemetry and the importance of remembering all who fought for our freedom today.

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Polish President Stanislaw Ostrowski, died age 92 in 1982 buried at Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire

Za wolnosc nasza i wasza / For our freedom and yours

British Commonwealth and Polish war  Grave during  the wars  from  1939-1947  at Newark Cemetery,  Nottinghamshire

General Wladyslaw Sikorski remains rested in Newark Parish Church 13-14 Sept 1993, before returning home to Poland on the 14th Sept 1993

General Wladyslaw Sikorski farewell Mass was said at Newark Parish on 14th Sept 1993 before leaving for Poland on his way home after been buried in Newark Cemetery for 50 years

General Wladyslaw Sikorski remains rested in these spot atNewark Parish Church 13-14 Sept 1993

General Sikorski was Also Laid to Rest in Newark Cemetery From 1943-1993. A Memorial cross to the Polish airmen buried here was erected in the plot and unveiled on 15th July 1941 by President Raczkiewicz, ex-President of the Polish Republic and head of the war-time Polish Government in London, supported by General Sikorski, Commander in Chief of the Polish Forces and war-time Prime Minister. When both men subsequently died, General Sikorski (aged 62) in 1943 and President Raczkiewicz in 1947, they were buried at the foot of the Polish Memorial. General Sikorski’s It contains a memorial to Poland’s exiled war leader, General Wladyslaw Sikorski, who died when the aeroplane he was travelling in crashed over Gibraltar.

General Sikorski

In June 1943, General Władysław Sikorski, the polish wartime leader, went to the Middle East to inspect the Polish units. July 4th 1943, On  his return  trip to England when a Royal Air Force aircraft he was travelling aboard plunged into the sea after take-off from Gibraltar. His daughter Zofia, Chief of Staff General Klimecki, an English liaison officer and all the other passengers on board died with him. Only the Czech pilot survived the crash.

 

General Wladyslaw Sikorski wishes were remembered and on Thursday 15, July 1943, his body arrived  at

Holy Trinity RC Church onParliament Street Newark, Nottinghamshire, England. He stayed and was guarded overnight

at the Catholic Church. The next day Friday 16th July 1943 his funeral and Requiem Mass took place.



General Wladyslaw Sikorski buried at Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire  in the Polish pilots on Friday 16th July 1943.  50 years late on 14th September 1993, his remains were brought to Poland and laid to rest in Wawel Cathedral, on 17th Sept 1993.  His new burial place for the most distinguished men and women of Poland. Though they are hidden in the shadow of Death. Their lives for other in the love of freedom that never dies. In Memory of our Fallen Heroes, greater love hath no person give than they lay down there life for his friends. Memorial In Memory To Our Heroes and The Fallen. We departed this life into the next. Though they are hidden in the shadow of Death. Their lives for others in the love of serving Newark-On-Trent that never dies.

Najlepiej oceniane - Gen. Sikorski - Naczelny Wódz Polskich Sił Zbrojnych i premier rządu RP na uchodźstwie - zginął 4 lipca 1943 r. w katastrofie lotniczej w Gibraltarze, powracając z inspekcji wojsk na Środkowym Wschodzie. Przyczyn katastrofy samolotu Liberator, należącego do brytyjskich Królewskich Sił Powietrznych, nie wyjaśniono do dziś. Niektórzy badacze uważają, że Sikorski zginął w wyniku spisku; inni uważają, że był to wypadek.

15th July 1941

General Wladyslaw Sikorski visited Newark Cemetery to unveil a Memorial Cross dedicated to Polish servicemen who had died fighting alongside the British.

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General Sikorski Cap

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Polish armoured Forces 

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The Valiant Contribution made by the Commonwealth and Polish Airmen for protection of our country freedom.The Newark Town Council are particularly proud to be the custodian of the Memorial  to General Wladyslaw Sikorski

Spitfire 

It was a joy seeing flying over Newark-On-Trent

Memorial At Newark Cemetery Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire

He was so impressed with the care of the War graves and requested that should he die while Poland was still occupied he would like to be buried in Newark Cemetery UK until once again his Country was free once again.

Annual Air Bridge at Newark Cemetery

Held on the last Sunday in September each year

(28th September 2014)

1.45pm Guests and Standard Bearers assemble at Newark Cemetery Main Gates

2pm Procession to the Air Bridge Memorial Remembrance Ceremony

Newark Cemetery British Commonwealth And Polish War Graves During the  2nd World War


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General Wladyslaw Sikorski remains was exhumed from Newark Cemetery after 50 years on 13th September 1993, and taken to The Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Newark-On-Trent and stayed over night. The next day a farewell Catholic mass before his journey home to Poland.

General Wladyslaw Sikorski 1881-1943

His remains was exhumed from Newark Cemetery after 50 years being buried. On the same day his coffin stayed overnight, at Newark Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene.

On 13-14 September 1993, at

Newark Parish Church,

St Mary Magdalene, Newark On Trent

The next day on 14th September 1993  had a farewell high Mass before leaving Newark for the last time on his way home to Poland.

In 1918, when Poland regained freedom, the crowned White Eagle became once again the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Poland. Before the 2nd world war it had two officially accepted forms – the one from 1919 and the other from 1927 (the latter designed by Professor Zygmunt Kamiñski). Apart from the official designs, several stylistic forms of the White Eagle were in use at that time.

After the defeat in 1939 and during the German and Soviet occupation of the country the White Eagle, as Poland’s coat of arms, was strictly forbidden. Once again it became the symbol of fight for free Poland. It was used by the underground army at home and by the regular Polish army abroad. The left-oriented armed forces, however, as well as the Polish army created in the Soviet Union, adopted the White Eagle without the crown. And such became the official Coat of Arms of Poland after 1945. Removing the crown from above the Eagle’s head meant a change of the State’s political system, from now on based on the principle of “people’s democracy.”

That form of the White Eagle, though officially used till the end of 1989, was not commonly accepted by the Polish nation, so much attached to their previous, centuries-old national emblem.

Newark Cemetery Main Gate, London Road,

Newark Nottinghamshire

In the local Newark Advertiser 17th Sept 1993

First with the News Newark Advertiser

In Newark Parish Church

Leader General Wladyslaw Sikorski, Commnder-in-Chief until his death on 4th July 1943, 50 years later was taken back to Poland after a farewell Mass on  14th September  1993.

General W. Sikorski by sarflondonduncKosciuszko Fighters

Over the course of years many copies of various reports coming from the British National Archives passed through my hands. Since several of them are already posted on various sites of the “Polish Squadrons Remembered”, I thought that it might be a good idea to help the visitors to read some of them by gathering them in one place.

For a time being I post several samples of combat reports, evasion reports, parts of unit’s Operational Record Books (ORB) and others. As combat reports usually give only dry facts, evasion reports often tell a story that arouses instant interest. Appendix ‘A’ (censored record) of the latter, recorded the experience of the airman from take-off till such time as his evasion was ‘handled by an organization’. Appendix ‘B’ covers military intelligence picked up by the airman while evading. Appendix ‘C’ is the best of information sources. It deals in detail with the airman’s experience, describing helpers, giving identities and addresses and covering anything of any intelligence interest to the debriefers at either MI-9 or MI-5. Unfortunately, the Brits have very done a good job with their ‘War Secrets Act’ and as a consequence, Appendix ‘C’s are rare and hard to find. Sometimes squadrons employed clerks with a knack for writing, and some might find theirs entries in ORBs an enjoyable read.

During typing, spelling and punctuation of the entries were left deliberately unchanged.

My warmest thanks to Ann Michalski from Germany for typing No. 307 Squadron reports, what save me a lot of spare time, which I never seem to have enough.

SQUADRON    REPORT
303    Sgt Adamek 25 June 1941
”    303 Sqdn. moving orders
”    303 Sqdn. Dec 1943 – Roll of pilots.
308    P/O Retinger 7 July 1941
”    P/O Retinger 17 July 1941
305    ER Sgt Kowalski 6 August 1941
”    ER Sgt Tomicki 6 August 1941
308    P/O Retinger 9 August 1941
”    P/O Retinger 14 August 1941
”    P/O Retinger 13 October 1941
307    Sgt Turzanski 1 November 1941
305    ER F/O Rowicki 5 May 1942
”    ER Sgt Siadecki 5 May 1942
315    ORB 1-31 August 1942
307    F/O Ranoszek 4 August 1942
”    F/O Szablowski 5 August 1942
305    ER Sgt Raginis 20 August 1942
”    ER Sgt Frankowski 27 Aug 42
”    ER Sgt Kula 28 August 1942
315    ORB 1-27 September 1942
305    ER P/O Gasecki 21 Jun 43
307    F/O Pacholczyk 9 December 1943
”    W/O Oleszczuk 7 June 1944
”    Intruder 1 February 1945
”    Intruder 3 February 1945
”    Intruder 7 February 1945
”    Intruder 8 February 1945
”    Intruder 28 February 1945
”    F/Lt Tarkowski 4 March 1945
300    ORB “Exodus” May 1945

The country that suffered most, was Poland, it had a pre-war Jewish population of around 3.2 million, some 2.9 million of whom were annihilated (88%). Of Europe’sJewish children, alive in 1939, only 11 percent survived the war, an estimated one and a half million being murdered. Of all the Nazi occupied countries in WW II, the percentage of Jews saved in Poland was the smallest. The attitude of the vast majority of the Polish population towards Jews was anti-Semitic, particularly in the eastern areas after the Soviet occupation, surpassed only by their vehemently anti-German hatred. Even some members of the Polish police joined the Nazis in rounding up Jews for deportation to the death camps. It must be said however that around 50,000 Jews were saved by Poles who helped hide them at the risk of their own lives. The ‘Council for Aid to Jews’ provided false Aryan documents and gave refuge to many of the persecuted Jews. Unfortunately, many of these ‘aid workers’ along with their entire families, paid with their lives.  As his chosen children were being massacred by themillions he remained silent!. (In all, Poland suffered 4,900,000 dead in World War II about 20 percent of its population)

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

General Wladyslaw Sikorski

MICHAL OMIELJASZKO

Michal  Omieljaszko was a air pilot, born on 18th April 1914 and known to be in service on 28th January 1942.  He was killed on the way to an anti-submarine sweep when HX384 was struck by ferocious cross winds on 12th August 1942.  It was blown over the cliffs by the runway at RAF Dale.  He is buried at Newark- upon- Trent Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, England.  He won the Cross of Valour three times and the Silver Cross of the Order of Virtuti Militari.

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Tribute to British Commonwealth and Polish Sacrifice that are buried at Newark Cemetery

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

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

https://newarkcemeteryuk.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/we-must-not-forget-those-of-the-commonwealth-and-polish-airmen-they-fought-for-freedom-against-the-enemy-and-didnt-flinch-2/

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 https://newarkcemeteryuk.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/the-national-memorial-arboretum-staffordshire-laurence-goff-uplifting-visit/

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Lick and Title of pages by Laurence Goff on Newark Cemetery UK Website, just click on page

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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

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General Sikorski was Laid to Rest in Newark Cemetery From 1943-1993

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Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire UK Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War

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Thomas Earp who departed this life into the next, former Town Mayor and Newark MP, Died 100 years

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A time to pray for our loss friends at Newark Cemetery

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Ransome and Marles former factory workers Remembered with a Permanent Memorial in Newark-On-Trent on 7th March 2011

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FRIENDS OF NEWARK CEMETERY TRANSLATED INTO POLISH

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General Wladyslaw Sikorski

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Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire, memorial website

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Lance Sgt Nathan Cumberland completed the Newark-On-Trent Half Marathon in 2.5 hours

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Newark-On-Trent Cemetery Nottinghamshire, which is located  off London Road. Since it First opened in 1856, with two former Chapels one each side of the main Arch. These website has been set up as a fitting tribute, the views expressed our solely my own.

Friends of Newark Cemetery will open the centre every Weekend  by appointment .
Visitor numbers at the Chapel Interpretation centre at Newark Cemetery have been higher than expected, so Friends of Newark Cemetery organisation behind the running of the centre have now increased opening if we get more volunteers.

Several hundred members of the public have stopped to visit the former chapel which was first open back in 1856, and we reopened in 2011, after closing it doors 40 years ago. The centre contains displays of the history of Newark cemetery, Commonwealth and Polish during the World War II.

Tribute to British Commonwealth and Polish Sacrifice that are buried at Newark Cemetery

Link and Title of pages by Laurence Goff on Newark Cemetery UK Website, just click on page

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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

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General Sikorski was Laid to Rest in Newark Cemetery From 1943-1993

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We must not forget those of the Commonwealth and Polish airmen, they fought for freedom against the enemy and didn’t flinch

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Newark, Nottinghamshire England is going back in time over the years since 1856

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Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire UK Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War

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Thomas Earp who departed this life into the next, former Town Mayor and Newark MP, Died 100 years

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A time to pray for our loss friends at Newark Cemetery

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Ransome and Marles former factory workers Remembered with a Permanent Memorial in Newark-On-Trent on 7th March 2011

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FRIENDS OF NEWARK CEMETERY TRANSLATED INTO POLISH

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General Wladyslaw Sikorski

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Remember those who have given up their lives for Freedom

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If any of you have ever been to a military funeral in which taps was played; this brings out a new meaning of it

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Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire, memorial website

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Lasting Tribute to British Commonwealth, Polish Airmen and Workers of Ransome and Marles bombing

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Remember those who have given up their lives for Freedom

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Lasting Tribute to British Commonwealth, Polish Airmen and Workers of Ransome and Marles bombing

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If any of you have ever been to a military funeral in which taps was played; this brings out a new meaning of it

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Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, England Since 1856

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48 BLATHERWICK’S THAT ARE BURIED IN NEWARK CEMETERY UK From 1858-2011

Chapel Interpretation Centre, Will Be Used By Friends Of Newark Cemetery

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Lance Sgt Nathan Cumberland completed the Newark-On-Trent Half Marathon in 2.5 hours

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“Daddy Come Home”
The Yeshiva Boys Choir
Featuring Yaakov Mordechai Gerstner

Song Composed, Arranged & Produced By Eli Gerstner (EG Productions)
Lyrics By Yossi Toiv & Eli Gerstner
Video Directed, Filmed & Edited By Mendy Leonorovitz (On Time Studios)
Music by The Yosis Orchestra
Choir Conducted By Yossi Newman
Vocals Recorded @ EG Studios By Yossi Newman & Eli Gerstner
Mastered By Larry Gates @ Gater Music
Mixed By Eli Gerstner @ EG Studios

Daddy’s been gone
Gone for so long
For him I pray 
He joined the Corps
Fighting a war
Somewhere far away

He promised me he’d return
When the Chanukah candles burn
So here I wait
The blessings I recite
By the candle-light
But it’s getting late

CHORUS:
Daddy come home
Stay with me
Let me hold your hand
Let me sit upon your knee
I see fear
In Mommy’s eyes
Every time she cries
And tries to comfort me

It’s scary here at home
My mind begins to roam
Have I lost you?
I hear the phone
Mommy’s mournful moan
It can’t be true!

CHORUS

Where has he gone?
How will I carry on?
Tell me what can I say?
I need to pray…
…Please hear my plea
Send my Daddy home to…

…Who’s that I hear
Calling my name
I run into his arms
Yes, my Daddy came
Home to me
He’s on his knees
Now he’s holding me
For all eternity 

Now, as night falls
We stand tall
Eight candles burning bright
And they’re lighting up the night
Home at last
Eyes aglow
I hug my Daddy tight
And I’m not letting go!

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It Will Never Be The Same If You Become A Volunteer at Newark Cemetery. Perhaps the biggest difference that you will make is in you. Volunteering is a life-changing experience. It will provide you with a new outlook and lease on life. You will understand better than most people how you fit into the family history of who is buried in Newark Cemetery since 1856. Make no mistake about it, this is an experience that you won’t want to miss.

“I had the most unbelievable experience for the last nine years. It not hard work but hugely rewarding for me. I met so many great people and learnt so much about the Cemetery environment. An experience I will never forget and recommend to everyone.”

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

Laurence Goff Chairman  Friends of Newark Cemetery Volunteer and  

 

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Mr Pete Stevens tends to the Polish war graves in Newark Cemetery. (070813DT2-3)

Mr Pete Stevens tends to the Polish war graves in Newark Cemetery. (070813DT2-3)

Ten Polish war graves in Newark Cemetery have been replaced as part of the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.Stonemason Mr Pete Stevens, of Balderton, is one of four members of staff who care for war graves in seven counties, including Nottinghamshire, which make up the commission’s central north region.

The commission tends to the graves, regularly cleans the pale headstones and replaces those where the inscription is beginning to wear away.

It is tasked with maintaining 1.8m graves in seven countries of men from the Commonwealth who gave their lives during the first and second world wars and also those of the soldiers from other nations who fought for the Allied Forces.

Mr Stevens said: “One of the biggest problems we have in the UK is people don’t realise we have war graves here.

“They see them in France and Belgium but they don’t realise we have them here too.

“It is a big thing because it is history we can’t afford to lose.

“I am pleased to see that schools are now taking a big interest in it and are taking trips to France and Belgium to see the graves there.

“It is important. I don’t think we should ever forget the sacrifice made by these men, no matter what nationality they are.”

The Polish and Allied Servicemen’s war graves in Newark Cemetery is the biggest collection of memorials the central north team tend.

Ten of the Polish headstones have been replaced and there are a further 13 headstones in the cemetery due to be replaced, including soldiers from the town who fought in the first world war.

The commission is working to ensure all the headstones of first world war soldiers are in good condition before the 100th anniversary of the conflict next August.

Mr Stevens said: “We have been very busy with the 14-18 Project.

“Our workload has increased probably by 30% and we are looking at replacing in the Central North region about 350 headstones.

“In between that, of course, we are carrying on with the standard work we have.”

It can take up to two years for replacement stones to be provided for graves, and headstones are not removed until the day they are replaced unless they have been damaged or vandalised.

Damaged or vandalised stones are replaced within nine months.

Mr Stevens said damage and vandalism were extremely rare in the entire area.

New stones are commissioned from a factory at Arras in France and old stones are sent away to be crushed.

Mr Stevens said he enjoyed his job.

He said: “It’s not a boring job because we could be here one day then in Nottingham Cemetery the next day and at Sheffield the day after that.

“As well as looking after the larger sites we also go to graveyards where there is just one grave. 

“To put it in perspective, there are 278 sites in Lincolnshire and of those sites 126 have only one grave in them.

“It doesn’t matter whether there’s one or a thousand at a site, they all get the same attention.

“It’s not like a job. It’s a vocation and I suppose something we do out of respect.

“They are all the same and we don’t discriminate between rank, colour or creed.”

 

 

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Today the Royal Air Force Museum launches a national photography competition as part of its calendar of activities to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Accordingly, it is inviting members of the public to submit photographs taken at various Battle of Britain events that will be taking place around the country this summer. Entries should be made via the Museum’s website, www.rafmuseum.org.

Our beautiful and historic Newark Cemetery, London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire for over 150 years since 1856. This memorial website is Laurence Goff personal views, I have put it together in the public interest, it 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

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