Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary – Laguna’s Spitfire Legacy 145 Challenge to honour the Polish pilots

May 11, 2020

As we try to remember the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain in 2020, Covid 19 has caused some real challenges for outdoor events and celebrations with crowds.

We firmly believe that this should not go past unacknowledged, and wanted to create a fun VIRTUAL activity
event that people can complete in their own time and doing an exercise of choice from Wednesday 13th May
(Date of Delivery of P8331 to 303 Squadron in 1941) until 15th September, Battle of Britain Day.
We are encouraging everybody to purchase a ticket to the event and complete a personal choice challenge of
145 kilometres, 14.5 Kilometres or even 145 metres or 145 minutes worth of exercise in whatever form you
wish, to commemorate the 145 Polish Pilots whom fought in the Battle of Britain in 1940. This will allow you to
complete the challenge over four months and see you awarded with a Special Commemorative medal and certificate upon completion.

This is an honesty based event and we would encourage you to post your results once monthly on our Facebook page Laguna’s Spitfire Legacy until completion on 15th September, where we would ask you to take a picture of you having completed your 145 activities in a fun way.

It was the intention of Laguna’s Spitfire Legacy to officially launch the project in April 2020 and send a flying
Spitfire and Hurricane of the Polish Heritage Flight to Poland in June 2020 as a tribute to the Polish people but this had to be postponed due to the virus.

We are encouraging the public to support the restoration/rebuild of Spitfire P8331 G-KOSC in time for 2025
and the planned Polish Memorial Flight in this year as well as the rescheduled Tour for 2021. Ticket sales will
see a thoroughly positive and truly unique opportunity for you to personally honour the 18,000 members of
the Polish Air Force who travelled to fight with the RAF as their strongest Allies. Join us together in creating this legacy for generations to come.

Tickets are available at Eventbrite on the link below. All proceeds will be directly fed back to the project to aid the funding of our Remembrance, Unity and Legacy principals. LSL is a not for profit Community Interest Company.

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/wwwlagunasspitfirelegacyorg-30273839772

For more information on the project please visit www.lagunasspitfirelegacy.org or our Facebook page by

the same name for more information.

Source: www.lagunasspitfirelegacy.org 

 

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