A sad victim of our recent bad weather we had here on Boxing Day memorial to two Polish pilots, P/O Boguslaw Mierzwa & P/O Mieczyslaw Waskiewicz both of 303 (Polish) Sqn RAF, who gave their lives to enable us to walk free in this country?

This small, privately erected memorial, sits in the area where one of the Spitfire pilots crashed and died during 1941

Fresh flowers often appear at the site, which is set beyond the car park at the railway cafe, on the beach at Dungeness. The original memorial had photographs of the two airmen and details of their very short lives. Thoughtfully, whomever erected the tribute placed, as can be seen, a plastic chair for those wanting to sit in quiet reflection on these two young lads – for that is what they were – far from their homeland and who made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of freedom.

Post Script

Perhaps it would be possible for the memorial to be moved to the car park area so that visitors to Dungeness can see it and perhaps, not being out of site as it is now, there will be a degree of added security. I am sure there a few pounds held in the coffers of the local residents association which could be donated to re-erect the memorial and I am sure Shepway council et al would not object too much. Donations can be made through this web site and any received will be acknowledged.

Before being damaged.

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