17,000 Reasons to Remember: Commemorating the Contribution of Polish Aircrew during WWII

Bentley Priory Museum was privileged to welcome Polish veterans and their families at the weekend, to be interviewed by young people from Aik Saath: Together as One.

Veterans visit to BPM

These incredible veterans included a member of the Guinea Pig Club and a Fighter Pilot who took part in D-Day Operations – which was particularly apt as interviewing was done on 6 June, the 71st Anniversary of D-Day.

The oral history interviews are part of a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to commemorate the contribution of Polish Aircrew during WWII.

The invaluable stories from these interviews will be integrated into a touring exhibition that will be on display at Bentley Priory Museum in September.

The veterans visit to the Museum was organised by MAPIS, who also supported the young people to interview the veterans.