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    Hi All

    I'm currently working the service record of a Polish pilot who joined the Polish Resettlement Corps in 1946.

    Between 1946 and 1948 he attended Nos 5 and 3 RSU (I assume this to be Polish Resettlement Unit rather than Photo Recce unit) to undertake "PRC (Army) Course (Scheme 5)".

    Does anyone know where 3 and 5 PRU where and what type of course may have been involved?

    Cheers

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm

    A bit of Googling (and translating!) brings the following:

    3 Polish Resettlement Unit was based at RAF Dunholme Lodge
    5 Polish Resettlement Unit was based at RAF Framlingham.

    Regards

    Simon
    Last edited by wwrsimon; 17th September 2016 at 09:51. Reason: typos

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    Hi Simon

    I did a lot of Googling but never found anything vaguely like that. I didn't think of translating some of the pages.

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    Malcolm
    Those were various civilian trade courses to allow soldiers to settle in civilian post-war economy.

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    The PRUs offered individual training and help with specialised training in a huge spread of trades and professions to suit the skills of individual airmen. It kept them employed and able to support themselves and their families whilst re-training or even improving their English.

    If you would like to name the pilot, I will check my records to see if he is one of the ones I have researched. If he is, you are welcome to any information that I have.

    Neville

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    Hi Neville

    That would be great, his name is Tadeusz Wojtowicz

    Malcolm

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    Sorry Malcolm,

    He was a fighter pilot and all my research has been on bomber crews

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    Thanks for checking Neville

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    Hello,

    Could this be the same person?

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...0656/page/7079

    Naturalization - 5/11/1955 - Wojtowicz, Taduesz Jan aka Taduesz Wojtowicz

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    It could be but his records state his Cert of Naturalisation was dated 16 Jan 1951

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