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Old 07-05-2017, 10:15
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Default 75th Anniversary of Air Raid on Cowes IOW

Another aniversary this weekend. Remembers the Air Raid on Cowes IOW The Polish warship ORP GNIEZNO will be anchored off Cowes, Isle of Wight. over the weekend to commemorate Polish Destroyer ORP Blyskawica 75 years on. Blyskawica was at Cowes being repaired. Her AA guns helped with defence and her crew assisted ashore. Here she is escorting Queen Mary, she was one of the few ships fast enough to keep up with her!.
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The occasion is still remembered with gratitude in Cowes and in the Island generally; in fact, there is a suggestion that the new floating bridge should be named after the Blyskawica - we wait and see !

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Well done, I had a message from the RN officer responsible for these things and sent him some rare mementos to give the modern Polish ship on scene.
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