|Why 305 Squadron? First 305 Squadron, as with all the other Polish Squadrons in England, had a superb service record. Also, a bomber squadron can make for a more interesting living history impression. Re-enacting pre-mission briefings and post mission debriefings allows us to draw the public in and convey a tiny bit of what the Polish Airmen went through. But just as a real bomber squadron required more personnel to operate the large aircraft, a bomber squadron needs more people to make it believable. 305 Squadron, however, transitioned to Mosquito fighter-bombers in 1944. The "Mossie" required only a two-man crew (a Pilot and Navigator), which means we can do a more realistic impression with less people. 305 was also a unit of the 2nd Tactical Air Force (TAF) which operated from bases in France after D-Day. Since most of our living history events involve living out of tents, we can incorporate this in to a realistic portrayal of a squadron in the field. There is even the benefit of a "late-war" impression, where the uniform and equipment are a little easier to acquire.
Even though we will concentrate on 305 Squadron for our main impression, we can also portray other Polish Squadrons as the need arises. We might have access to a certain aircraft flown only by a certain squadron, or weather conditions might dictate we portray a squadron which operated in those conditions. The wide variety of Polish Squadrons which operated in many of the theaters of war, allows us this flexibility.