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Merseman



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Location: Duns, Berwickshire

PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:35 pm    Post subject: Duns - Polish Memorials Reply with quote

When the weather is decent, I'll try to get photos of the Polish Memorial in Duns Public Park; there's a picture of it in the Duns civic thread but only a front view.

Substantial numbers of Polish units were stationed in Berwickshire.


However, this 'memorial' also exists, on the outside of the Sheriff Court.

UKNIWM: 44814

Sadly it's rusting badly.






Duns Sheriff Court is to close in a few years under the latest justice cuts.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM: 44815

Here are pictures of the Polish Memorial in Duns Public Park... to 127 men of the Polish 1st & 2nd Armoured Regiments - they were stationed around Duns in the middle years of the war, before the invasion of Europe.

There's a story of them blowing up cairns while practicing on local moors...

Logic would indicate that the lefthand side, with a symbol of a 1 on a tank, is the 1st Regiment; and the righthand side the 2nd Regiment.

Setting, front & back...











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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inscriptions on sides. Ground aluminium remains remarkably crisp.













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