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Polish Navy Headquarters

 
 
Polish Navy Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
1. Polish Navy Headquarters Marker
Inscription.
This building
housed the
headquarters
of the Polish
Navy during
1939 - 1945

Orzel Wilk Blyskwica Grom Burza Garland Piorun Krakowiak Kujawiak Ślązak Orkan Sókól Jastrząb Dzik Dragon Conrad
 
Erected 2013 by Polish Heritage Society UK, Embassy of the Republic of Poland.
 
Location. 51° 31.158′ N, 0° 8.886′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of New Cavendish Street and Wimpole Mews, on the right when traveling west on New Cavendish Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England W1G 9TG, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir Stewart Duke-Elder (within shouting distance of this marker); Karl Ghattas (within shouting distance of this marker); Queen's College (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Woolner RA (about 150 meters away); Sir George Frederic Still (about 150 meters away); Stephen Pearce (about 150 meters away); Hector Berlioz (about 180 meters away); Thomas Young (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
More about this marker.

Polish Navy Headquarters and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
2. Polish Navy Headquarters and Marker - Wide View
The words in italics are the names of Polish vessels that served in WW II.
 
Also see . . .  Plaque Unveiled at Polish Navy WWII HQ in London (The Polish Heritage Society). "At a ceremony outside 51 New Cavendish Street, Marylebone, London W1G 9TG on 28 November 2013 -- the 95th anniversary of the creation of the Polish Navy -- Ambassador Witold Sobkow unveiled the plaque, which carries the names of the 16 Polish vessels which saw service from 1939-45....After the ceremony, the distinguished guests made the short walk to the Polish Embassy for a reception and a talk by historian Martin Hazell on “Polish Naval Memories of World War II”....He described the exploits of various Polish vessels, including the Blyskawica, which towed a crippled Royal Navy destroyer away from Dunkirk as German forces reached the quay, earning her captain decorations from both Polish and the UK. Blyskawica later defended the Isle of Wight against a massive Luftwaffe attack and there is still a “Blyskawica” society today on the island...." (Submitted on December 12, 2017.) 
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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