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    Default Tadeusz Sawicz 1914 - 2011

    A very sad news. General Tadeusz Sawicz DFC, VM, 4 x Cross of Valour, passed away on 19th October 2011. Born in 1914, he participated in Polish Campaign 1939 as fighter pilot of 114 EM, Battle of Britain pilot of 303 Sqn. He later flew with 316 Sqn. Sawicz commanded Polish No. 315 Squadron, No. 3 Polish Wing, he was the last commander of Polish No. 131 Wing.
    Tadeusz Sawicz also flew P-47s with 61st FS.

    REST IN PEACE

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    He was the last Polish few.

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    Peter/Franek,
    If he really was the last, Polish, member of The Few then I think that the UK broadsheet newspapers should be made aware of the fact. He should have a formal Obituary, or - failing that - at least a News Item.
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    Yes, he was. I think he was also the last pilot defending Warsaw in 1939, and the last Polish wing commander. There are some more 'the last' to be put in his obituary.

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    Peter/Franek
    I have alerted at least one UK broadsheet newspaper to this occurrence. I expect a fulsome, and proper, Obit. We shall see!
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    Thanks, Peter.

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    Thanks Peter. There should be another one in one of very well known papers on Manday.

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    As pointed out to me by Dennis a moment ago on the post I made, you guys beat me to it on this one.

    Here is the link to the obit on the CBC news site. (He died in Toronto.)

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2011/10/26/polish-pilot-war.html
    David

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    Default The Times

    today's "The Times", page no. 57

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    Today's UK Daily Telegraph.
    Rgds
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