POLAND'S £4 BILLION GOLD HAUL RETURNED FROM LONDON
A secret mission to return the wartime haul of gold worth over £4 billion has been completed from the secret gold store in London.
About 100 tonnes of gold was returned from London to Poland in a repatriation mission, of which when the Second World War broke out, Polish gold was moved to London, New York, and Ottawa, and the gold has been returned to a high-security location in Poland.
The mission was conducted by G4S, in works with the police force, Bank of England and Bank of Poland.
Poland wishes to strengthen the country, so asked for the gold to be returned, so was taken from a facility north-west of London by a police escort and helicopter tracking, and was later flown from a London airport on eight separate flights over that night, with each aircraft carrying 1,000 bars each trip. Each gold bar weighs approximately 12.5 kilograms.
Upon arrival in Poland, the bars were transported by armoured trucks to vaults belonging to the National Bank of Poland.
In December, a gold bar-shaped coin will be released by the Polish Bank to commemorate the return of the gold.