Polish Servicemen


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Reference WMO249981

Address:

Cathedral Church of All Saints

Iron Gate

Derby, Derbyshire

DE1 3GP

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Candle Holder
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A steel candle stand with space for twenty votive candles in three tiers at the top and a copper plaque on a rustic carved backboard on the base. The plaque has the Polish eagle badge at the head and the inscription is incised in upright capital block lettering coloured white.
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1947 1987/ IN MEMORY OF POLISH SERVICEMEN, WHO IN THE WORLD WAR II/ FIGHTING ON LAND, SEA AND IN THE AIR FOR OUR FREEDOM AND YOURS/ GAVE THEIR SOULS TO GOD, THEIR HEARTS TO POLAND AND THEIR BODIES TO:/ FRANCE, GREAT BRITAIN, NORWAY, NORTH AFRICA, ITALY, HOLLAND AND BELGIUM,/ THIS CANDLESTAND WAS PRESENTED TO THE CATHEDRAL OF THE CITY OF DERBY/ BY THE LOCAL BRANCHES OF THE POLISH COMBATANTS,/ CARPATHIAN LANCERS AND POLISH AIR FORCE ASSN/ ON THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR SETTLING IN DERBY./ ALSO ON THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF DOM POLSKI./ THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED ON 12TH JULY 1987/ BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE POLISH AIR FORCE ASSN IN GREAT BRITAIN/ AIR VICE-MARSHALL A. MAISNER C.B. C.B.E. A.F.C. R.A.F.

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