ORP BŁYSKAWICA - The Ship, her crew and World War 2
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About the Event
Guest Speaker, SQNLDR Larry Scott
This is the story of the oldest surviving World War Two destroyer and its contribution to the allied victory at sea. Błyskawica, (Lightning), is preserved by Poland’s Naval Museum, in Gdynia.
On 30 August 1939 Błyskawica sailed for Britain. For six years it, and other Polish ships, operated with the Royal Navy in the Atlantic, Arctic and Mediterranean. Błyskawica was there from the start to the very end of the war, returning home in 1947.
Ships need crews and their stories are equally important. Short biographies of five crewmen represent all who served in her. Poles fighting in exile worried about their families living under German or Soviet occupation and after the war many chose exile over returning home to a Communist ruled Poland; these five men are no exception.
Time: 1830 lecture begins; 1930 dinner
Members Price: $65.00; $15.00 lecture only
Non-Members: $75.00; $15.00 lecture only
Dress: Jacket and Tie
RSVP: By Monday 15 November 2021
* This event is free seating (no table plan) *