70th Commemorations of Blitz


On 5th May 2012 East Cowes played host to a party of Polish naval officers from the visiting ship ORP Torun and a small contingent from the ORP Blyskawica herself. The Friends helped by tidying up the cemetery and placing fresh flowers at the Air Raid memorial. Chairman Ken Wheeler opened the commemorations by giving a welcoming speech before the service began (left).

On 5th May 2013, as part of the annual “Walk the Wight” festival, the “Blitz Walk” created by friend Peter Lloyd culminated at the Air Raid memorial where Chairman Ken Wheeler laid a wreath in memory of the East Cowes people who had perished in the air raids. The Friends hope to make this an annual event.