Seen on ebay
Seen on ebay
Another from ebay that I inquired about.
I've seen PAF in RAF uniforms but I don't know to what extent the tunics were used or modified.
I think these tunics belonged to the same Polish pilot.
More Air Force
Does ANYONE on this forum have examples of Polish Air Force uniforms?
Last edited by A.J. Zawadzki; 01-08-2010 at 03:44 AM.
It seems not all uniforms sported the collar rank insignia. I do see that most have the Polish shoulder tabs but not all, especially the uniforms of pilots and crew by aircraft in which it appears no insignia was worn by many.
Last edited by A.J. Zawadzki; 01-08-2010 at 03:46 AM.
I also have a copy of a letter written by Michniewicz that mentions the tunic when it was given to his friend. Excerpt posted below. He apologizes for it’s “poor” condition, although aside from being well worn, several buttons replaced and a couple of split seams and some liner fraying it's actually in good shape. The nice thing is that it remains exactly ‘as is’ since being owned by Michniewicz.
Michniewicz’s original “warsztatowy” pilot’s badge also remains in place. These badges were made for Polish pilots as replacements for lost ones early after arrival in the UK.
Copy of Michniewicz obituary from the Montreal Gazette :
Passed away at the age of eighty-seven at the Charles Le Moyne Hospital on February 2, 2002.
Beloved husband of Zofia.
Michal MICHNIEWICZ was a veteran of the Polish Air Force with the RAF in Great Britain during World War II as a Fighter Pilot, Rank of Major, with the 318 Fighter Squadron. Decorated with the Silver Cross Virtuti Militari and twice with the Cross of Valour, as well as the Air Force Medal and many others. He will be sadly missed by his friends and members of the 310 RCAFA Polish Wing of Montreal.
Visitation at Collins Clarke Funeral Home, 5610 Sherbrooke Street West at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2002, memorial service at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1434 Ste. Catherine Street West, . . .
Thats a 1st class set you have with a nice history.
Are the buttons Polish or RAF?