SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN BUNKER
Friday, August 12, 2022
Friday, August 26, 2022
In August 2022, the Battle of Britain Bunker will launch a new exhibition to mark the 80th anniversary of Operation Jubilee, commonly referred to as the Dieppe Raid, which took place in 1942. Operation Jubilee was the first large scale Allied combined operation against German forces in Western Europe. Launched on 19 August 1942, around 6,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches and aimed to seize and hold the French port of Dieppe. Fighter Command provided air cover, attacked ground targets, and carried out smoke bombing and reconnaissance tasks, whilst troops on the ground carried out sabotage and intelligence missions.
The exhibition will run from August 2022 until August 2023, and will focus on the role of No. 11 Group, responsible for coordinating fighter and bomber squadrons during the operation, and a variety of personal stories. On display will be never-before-seen objects and documents, alongside recollections from people that were working on the ground at Dieppe, in the air over France and underground at Uxbridge.
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THE POLISH TRAIL
The Polish Air Force Heritage Trail guides visitors through four locations in the London Borough of Hillingdon that were significant to the Polish Air Force – based at RAF Northolt and RAF Uxbridge – during the Second World War. From 3 November, four locations will feature new information and photographs of these brave airmen. The trail will link: the Battle of Britain Bunker, the Polish Air Force Memorial, the Orchard (Ruislip) and Northwood Cemetery. For more information, photographs, video and trail maps, please visit the Polish Air Force Heritage Trail website.
Check out some of our latest online exhibitions: Northwood Cemetery and the Polish Air Force (https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/polish-pilots) and The Lend-Lease Act – 80th Anniversary (https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/lend-lease-act)