The memorial at Manchester Airport Memorial Garden commemorating the Poles who undertook parachute training at RAF Ringway

The memorial at Manchester Airport Memorial Garden commemorating the Poles who undertook parachute training at RAF Ringway

The top plaque shows Orzeł Biały (the White Eagle), the national coat of arms of Poland.

The central plaque reads:

No.1 PARACHUTE TRAINING SCHOOL
RINGWAY 1941-1946

THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THE 6000
POLISH OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS OF THE
1ST INDEPENDENT POLISH PARACHUTE BRIGADE
AND MEMBERS OF THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE
WHO UNDERTOOK PARACHUTE TRAINING
TOGETHER WITH NATIONALS OF
BELGIUM, FRANCE, HOLLAND, AND NORWAY
AT RINGWAY MANCHESTER DURING WORLDWAR II
TOBIE OJCZYNZNO

The plaque at the base of the memorial records those organizations that contributed to the memorial stone.

(Photo with permission of 591 (Antrim) Parachute Squadron website)

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