The 1st Independent Polish Parachute Brigade
(1 Samodzielna Brygada Spadochronowa)
Parachute Tower Site
The parachute tower site beside Lundin Tower, Pilmuir Road, Lundin Links, Fife, Scotland is where around 7000 men trained.
Your relative, my grandfather and others trained there. After years of oppression under Stalin, they came to the UK, To Largo House, they faced their fears, endured massive physical pain in training and even serious injury. To have a relative with this type of stamina has to be remembered.
Currently, the concrete base is overgrown, forgotten, lost even. Yet it endures nonetheless and will still be here in 500 years, perhaps totally forgotten.
This is part of your history, it deserves to be recognised as a landmark.
I believe this site deserves better. It deserves to be recognised as the site where 7000 young men, previously deported to the USSR & malnourished, underwent extreme physical training to fight for what they believe in.
War is awful, achieves little and should never be commemorated. But we have to acknowledge the efforts these men made, the pain they endured, the fear they conquered.
This site, the parachute base, deserves better. It is the legacy of thousands of families throughout the world.
Following a meeting in January 2018 with Provost Jim Leishman and local councillors in Fife, the matter is currently being investigated and discussed. Watch this space!
This site, the parachute base, deserves better.
It is the legacy of thousands of families throughout the world.