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Please help me identify how my grandfather served!

Article about: Hello all I’m new here. I was referred from another forum to try and find some answers. My grandfather died a few days ago and we found these old pictures of him in the Polish military. None

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    My understating was that you had to go to Poland to search the records.i also do not speak or read polish so I’ve encountered a few road blocks lol.

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    Hello Apssbc,

    Many thanks for your post, I wrote to the Polish Ambassador asking for address and contact details back in 2002, I then posted off a letter and after about 5-6 weeks received a 42 page photocopy of a service record.

    I doubt you would receive that amount of paper work, but it is well worth a try and once you have them you could ask someone to translate them, and then there is always the internet to translate.

    I will leave that decision up to you Apssbc.

    Best wishes


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    Your grandfather was not a military professional service, only the service of the essential, mandatory.
    So I don't think it would be anything in military archives.

    I searched for parishes and municipal offices

    btw. eagle from photos is strange- probably type orzel wz.49 'kapusta"

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    Orzel wz.49 kapusta,Was worn from 1949 to 1952

    Last photo: probably Fire Brigade, specific belts and coveralls, and "orzeł' on cap

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    sorry for next post, but last one :P
    Last photo 100% fire brigade
    Cap, belts and water pump- moto pump, probably M-800
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    Please help me identify how my grandfather served!  

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    Thank you so much for the information everyone. This is very cool to see. I too am a firefighter and he was at my swearing in ceremony. Unfortunately he was too senile to really know what was going on. I will write the ambassador to give it a shot.

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    I figured I’d add the pic from the day I got hired and sworn in. It has even more meaning now.

    Please help me identify how my grandfather served!

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