Gifting Falkland Palace
The metallic plaque beneath the image of Our Lady of Ostrobrama, housed in the chapel of Falkland Palace, features the emblem of the Polish parachute unit whose members presented the art work to their place of worship. The dedications alongside are in English and Polish languages. The replica icon was created by a member of the battalion, Albin Bratanek.
IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY OF OSTROBRAMA ASKING HER PROTECTION AND HELP PARATROOPS OF THE 3rd POLISH PARABATTALION FALKLAND A.D. 1944
KRAJ NASZ RODZINNY I SIEBIE SAMYCH POD TWOJĄ OBRONĘ ODDAJEMY SPADOCHRONIARZE 3go BAONU FALKLAND, ROKU PAŃSKIEGO 1944
OUR NATIVE LAND AND OURSELVES UNDER YOUR PROTECTION WE PLACE PARATROOPERS OF THE 3rd BATTALION FALKLAND, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1944
Image of Our Lady of Ostrobrama icon © National Trust for Scotland, Falkland Palace and Garden