Sikorski Memorial, Gibraltar Town

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The Sikorski Memorial in Gibraltar commemorates the 1943 Gibraltar B-24 crash of 4 July 1943 which caused the death of General Władysław Sikorski, the commander-in-chief of the Polish Army and Prime Minister of the Polish government in exile. Fifteen other people also died in the crash, with only the pilot Eduard Prchal surviving. The present version of the memorial, unveiled on 4 July 2013, is the third, replacing two earlier memorials erected in 1945 and 2003 near the scene of the crash. It was designed and constructed by a Polish company, using sandstone from Poland brought across Europe to Gibraltar where it now comprises much of the wide memorial.
The memorial originally consisted of a plaque, dedicated in January 1945, that was placed at the east end of the runway of what was then RAF North Front (and is now RAF Gibraltar / Gibraltar International Airport). The text of the plaque reads:

In 2003, the Royal Air Force donated the plaque to the Government of Gibraltar and a new memorial was erected near the airfield at Sir Herbert Miles Road, consisting of a plinth on which the plaque was mounted along with a propellor recovered from the crashed B-24. A second plaque was also installed, reading:
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  • A place where someones ship propeller, a monument to someone. Important for the Brits. There are good views of Morocco and the Big Stone.
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  • Not going to take you a long time but this combined with the gun emplacement and tunnel underneath are worth a visit if you have some time and jump on the bus. Some nice quotes from the Polish PMs in ...  more »
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  • This place was pretty awesome. You can see Morocco and Spain and the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea right from this spot. Very sweet views.
  • This is a fantastic area with amazing views. The Sikorski Memorial is just one part of the history of this place. Read the story behind the memorial and remember those who gave everything for us. Hope they wouldn't think it wasn't worth their sacrifice.
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