Today, a ceremony in Barrakka Gardens

June 15, the eve of celebrations in Barrakka Gardens in Valletta Arcade.
Work continued with the installation of a plaque commemorating the death of 13 sailors from the “Kujawiak”. The creator of an array of white marble (authors of the text in English. Polish and English are: Dr. Timmy Gambin, Peter Wytykowski, Mariusz Borowiak), which is a gift from the members of the Shipwreck Expedition Association, is the architect Patrick Callaja – the good spirit of the expedition and a friend of the Association. Mounting the plaque was very popular with foreign tourist groups, which on that day visited the historic garden in the capital of Malta.

Today’s ceremony, on June 16, has two parts.  In the afternoon hours onboard a Maltese Navy ship a group made up of representatives of government authorities of Malta and Poland, World War II veterans, members of an international group of wreck explorers, and others, will sail to the resting place of the Polish “Hunt Type II”, ORP Kujawiak.   At 1900 hours (7:00 pm) Barraka Gardens Arcade will host the celebration of the unveiling of the plate.

The names of the 13 sailors who perished:

bosman Hołowacz Andrzej

bosman Kozakow Aleksy

bosmanmat Dąbrowski Stanisław

bosmanmat Kubik Mieczysław Arkadiusz

bosmanmat Szwarc Stanisław

bosmanmat Zajączkowski Michał

mat Sadowski Stanisław

st. mar. Biernacki Józef

st. mar. Jankowski Józef

st. mar. Jesionowski Edward

st. mar. Zych Edward

mar. Olsztyn Edward

mar. Zysk Czesław

Pictures from the ceremony will be published on our website after returning home.




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