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National Army Plaque
Unveiling of the National Army Plaque on December 12, 1964

National Army Plaque

As a 25th-anniversary tribute to the development of an underground Polish community under German occupation during the Second World War, as well as to the 20th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, the National Army Soldiers’ Circle of Montreal commissioned a plaque to commemorate 26 Canadian pilots, who were shot down during the bombing of Poland, in particular during the Warsaw Uprising. The plaque was unveiled on December 12, 1964, by the Canadian Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson; on the Polish side, General Stefan Sznuk and Stefan Korbonski, the last delegate of the Polish Government in the country, were in attendance.

Location: Monument Plaza, Confederation Square, Ottawa.