A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Cowes : Błyskawica Memorial 2 -


In the shelter at The Parade, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 21785
Historic England Listing Status

This structure is not Listed.


Metal memorial plaque.




This plaque is to commemorate the 50th Anniversary
of the bombing of Cowes on the 4th / 5th May 1942,
during which the Officers and Crew of the Polish Ship

the "O.R.P. Blyskawica"

bravely defended the town and were largely instrumental
in reducing the number of casualties
and in saving a large part of Cowes
from being destroyed.

3rd May 1992, G J Banks, Town Mayor

Further Information

See also the other plaques at the Esplanade and Town Square :

Blyskawica Plaque 1
Blyskawica Plaque 3
Commander Francki Memorial




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