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Trophy Design Confirmed For The London Legacy Volleyball Cup - 12/13 September 2015

 

Spitfire Trophy

 

The Polish Embassy of London, the Polish Ex-Combatants Association of Great Britain Trust Fund and the Polish Heritage Society UK combine to present Submarine Spitfire inspired trophies for the London Legacy Volleyball Cup.

 Dywizjon 302 & 303 badgesPolish No. 302 and 303 Squadron InsigniaAs an extension of their support of the London Legacy Volleyball Cup and the Battle of Britain commemorations, the Polish Embassy of London has combined with the Polish Ex-Combatants Association of Great Britain Trust Fund and the Polish Heritage Society UK to create unique trophies for the London Legacy Volleyball Cup.

Working with renowned Polish artist, Robert Sobociński, the trophies will be bronze sculptures of a Submarine Spitfire, a plane synonymous with the Battle of Britain and flown by many Polish pilots during WWII, including No. 302 (City of Poznan) Polish Fighter Squadron and  No. 303 (Kościuszko) Polish Fighter Squadron who distinguished themselves by having the highest kill ratio of any RAF Squadron during the Battle of Britain.

The Polish Embassy has worked with the Polish Ex-Combatants Association of Great Britain Trust Fund and the Polish Heritage Society UK to commission the services of Robert Sobociński, on the design and fund the manufacture of the trophies. Witold Sobków, the Polish Ambassador, said, “This collaboration brings together all parties to tangibly commemorate the sacrifice of the Polish pilots in WWII. We thank the Polish Ex-Combatants Association and the Polish Heritage Society UK for joining with us and Volleyball England for this historic event.”

Spitfire trophy2Images of a Clay Model of the Trophies  Spitfire trophy3© 2015 - Copyright Robert Sobociński

Trophies will presented to the winners of both the women’s and men’s events. They will measure an astonishing 50cm in across their wingspan and will weigh almost 10kg.

London Legacy Volleyball Cup
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 September 2015
Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London E20 3HB


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