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British Awards for Polish Soldiers

Article about: Hi guys. I want to discuss with you one qestion. This is about british awards for polish soldiers. In my opinion, polish soldier can get for service following british awards: 1939/45 Star At

  1. #41

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    Hello Everyone,

    A few more photographs to show the first is a press photograph a close up of Marian Belc Junior wearing his father's D.F.C.

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    Marian Edward Belc in his mothers arms wearing his late father's D.F.C.

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    1940 Press photograph showing 4 smiling Polish pilots after being awarded the D.F.C. Urbanowicz, Zumbach, Feric, Henneberg.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  2. #42

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    Hello Again Everyone,

    2 more photographs of the same recipient :

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    Major pil. P0596 Tadeusz Wladyslaw Sawicz VM KW x 4 D.F.C. (British and American)

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    24th August 1944 Wing Commander Tadeusz Sawicz with his Bride Mrs. Diana Hughes after their wedding in Covent Garden, Diana Hughes widow of 2nd Lieutenant Hugh Heskeith Hughes Welsh Guards killed in action 23 May 1940 France.

    Also notice General Brygady Mateusz Izycki standing behind Sawicz.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  3. #43

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    Hello Everyone,

    Only one more to add that I found on the internet recently, with I just thought that you might like to see,

    St.Sierz. 781257 Mieczyslaw Jozef Bergner D.F.M. awarded 1942

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    Virtuti Militari silver cross Nr: 9217

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    Mieczyslaw Jozef Bergner (1939/40) photograph

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    Por.Naw. Mieczyslaw Jozef Bergner stepping out of the Lancester Mk III, LM487, BH-J 300 Squadron in which he was later killed in 1944.

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    Porucznik Nawigator P2097 Mieczyslaw Jozef Bergner grave

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  4. #44

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    Hello Everyone,

    In my previous post I posted photographs of the DFM and VM to illustrate the awards, but those shown below are the actual awards to another Polish Flyer awarded the D.F.C.

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    Kapitan pilot P0344 Leon Stanislaw Suryn VM KW x 3 SKZ D.F.C. 305 Squadron

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    Kpt pil P0344 Leon Stanislaw Suryn awards D.F.C. VM, KW x 3 SKZ

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  5. #45

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    Don't want to be pedantic but could somebody amend the p and b in the thread title to a capital P and B please!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

  6. #46

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    Good call Mr. Hartmann

    Regards,
    T.
    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

  7. #47

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    Hello Everyone,

    Just a couple of photographs of recipients of British Awards during World War 2, which I just thought you might like to see.

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    Por pil P2905 Mieczyslaw Adamek VM KW DFM

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    Por pil Mieczyslaw Adamek DFM grave

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    Por pil P1794 Leopold de Costres DFC

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    Por pil Leopold de Costres DFC grave

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    Sierz pil Marian Belc DFC

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    Ppor pil P1901 Marian Belc grave

    Plus one which I just thought that you all might like to see the D.S.O. warrant to W/C Tadeusz Rolski

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    Dated 23rd January 1942

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    W/C Tadeusz Rolski after receiving the D.S.O.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej
    Last edited by andrzejku98; 10-29-2016 at 12:38 PM.

  8. #48

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    Hello Everyone,

    I just thought that I would tie up the Aleksander Gabszewicz photos with a photograph of his awards:

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    Wing Commander Aleksander Gabszewicz colour photograph

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    General Sikorski awarding the Silver Cross Virtuti Militari to Kpt.pil. Julian Kowalski nect to receive the Silver Cross Virtuti Militari Kpt.pil. Aleksander Gabszewicz.

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    General pilot Aleksander Klemens Gabszewicz awards from the PISM excluding his OOP and Dutch Order of Orange Nassau, Virtuti Militari Gold Cross Numbered : 29, Virtuti MilitariSilver Cross Numbered : 9425.

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    Air Marshal Saunders awarding Wing Commander Aleksander Gabszewicz the Distinguished Service Order 17th November 1943 RAF Northolt.

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    17th November 1943 RAF Northolt after being awarded the D.S.O.

    p.s. click to enlarge the photographs in a new page.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  9. #49

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    Hello Again Everyone,

    To start with I wish to continue with 2 more photographs concerning Wing Commander Aleksander Gabszewicz the first shows the arrival of General Kazimierz Sosnkowski at RAF Northolt in a few minutes he will award the Gold Cross Virtuti Militari to Aleksander Gabszewicz accompanied by Squadron Leader Krasnodebski

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    25th February 1944 RAF Northolt

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    Wing Commander Aleksander Gabszewicz with the Gold Cross Virtuti Militari Nr 29 and his award Diploma in its presentation tube.

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    20th August 1942 Flight Lieutenant Gabszewicz and Wing Commander Stefan Janus after being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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    Porucznik pilot Antoni Glowacki VM KW DFC DFM BKZ

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    Kapitan pilot Antoni Glowacki awards VM KW BKZ ML DFC DFM etc

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    Antoni Glowacki VM KW BKZ, DFC DFM.

    That is all for today more on the way.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  10. #50

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    Hello Everyone,

    Some more faces of recipients of British Awards and a few photographs that I had not seen before.

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    28th October 1941 RAF Northolt Zak Janus Zumbach after receiving a Bar to their KW

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    28th October 1941 RAF Northolt General Sikorski decorating Jan Zumbach after presenting the KW and Bar to Stefan Władysław Janus A'Flight Commander 308 Squadron.

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    20th August 1942 WC Stefan Władysław Janus after being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross

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    Stefan Władysław Janus VM KW DFC

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    Wing Commander Stefan Janus Awards D.S.O. D.F.C. General Service Medal with Bar Cyprus and Silver Cross Virtuti Militari Numbered : 9267, the one shown in the photograph is a Spink and Son VM made for the Government in Exile after the original surplus evacuated to the UK had been awarded.

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    Wing Commander P0700 Stefan Władysław Janus

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    London 1960's meeting of former commanders of Polish Squadrons line up from left to right :

    1) Not Known

    2) Franciszek Kornicki

    3) Not Known

    4) Stefan Władysław Janus

    5) Zygmunt Witymir Bieńkowski

    6) Not Known

    7) Aleksander Klemens Gabszewicz

    8) Not Known

    9) Marian Trzebiński

    10) Bolesław Henryk Drobiński

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    26th August 1942 RAF Northolt Scramble for pilots of 303 Squadron, Bieńkowski and Horbaczewski

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    10th February 1943 whilst flying with "Skalski's Circus" (Polish Fighting Team) Flight Lieutenant Eugeniusz Horbaczewski

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    Skalski and Horbaczewski after the later had received the Distinguished Flying Cross

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    The awards of Major Pilot P0273 Eugeniusz Hobaczewski Gold Cross Virtuti Militari Numbered : 61, Silver Cross Virtuti Militari Numbered : 8478, KW, ML, D.S.O. D.F.C. Notice that the Silver Virtuti Militari is not of pre war production but a WW2 replacement.

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    Original grave cross on the grave of Eugeniusz Horbaczewski in 1944

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    CWGC grave of Eugeniusz Horbaczewski

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    Eugeniusz Horbaczewski portrait 1a

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    Eugeniusz Horbaczewski portrait 1b

    That is all for today

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

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