The Anonymous Widower

Polish Air Force Memorial – 13th May 2023

I’d heard the Polish Air Force Memorial mentioned many times on traffic reports, but as I had to go to Ealing, I decided to visit.

This is the first paragraph in the Wikipedia entry.

The Polish Air Force Memorial is a war memorial in West London, England in memory of airmen from Poland who served in the Royal Air Force as part of the Polish contribution to World War II. Over 18,000 men and women served in the Polish squadrons of the RAF during the war, and over 2,000 died. The memorial marks the southern extremity of South Ruislip in the London Borough of Hillingdon, near RAF Northolt, where seven Polish-manned fighter squadrons were based at different times in the war.

I took these pictures.


  1. As you can see the traffic was bad.
  2. The small car park only had a couple of cars in it.
  3. I took an E7 bus from Ruislip Gardens to the memorial and then another E7 after my visit to Ealing Broadway station.

It’s not a difficult place to find by public transport.

It’s certainly a place to be visited. Especially for people like me who grew up in London just after the Second World War. Throughout my schooling, every class had a least one and sometimes as many as three Polish children in it.


May 14, 2023 - Posted by | World | , , ,

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