Andrzej Jeziorski was born in Poland and, when war broke out, fled to Britain, where he flew as a pilot with 304 Squadron. Remembers the 1st of September 1939. Talks about his father, a Navy officer who served in the First World War. Mentions his…
'Mieczysław Stachiewicz started the album in the summer of 1942 at RAF Hemswell during my service with 301 Squadron. The album is bound in a canvas from Wellington Z1273.' [translated]. There is also a handwritten note in English with page…
Photo 1 is a head and shoulders portrait of Ojciec Julian Stachiewicz. He is in uniform and is wearing many medals.
Photo 2 is a half length portrait of a woman, Matka Maryla z Sawickich with her arms crossed. Behind is a garden.
Photo 3 is a young…
Photo 1 is a young woman looking out of a window.
Photo 2 is a young woman in a coat with a man in a coat seated. The image is taken from inside a building with the two people framed by the doorway.
Photo 3 is a man and a young woman sitting…
Items written in three different languages: Polish, Serbian and Romanian.
Item 1 is a receipt for money paid to the Treasury in Bucharest written in Polish, dated 8 January 1940.
Item 2 is a photo of a queue outside railings with soldiers…
Photo 1 is a group of nine men standing at the Caryatid Porch on the Acropolis.
Photo 2 is the Monument of Philopappos, by the Acropolis.
Photo 3 is eight men standing in front of the Erechtheum.
Photo 4 is a view of the Acropolis.
Photo 5 is 11…
Documents relating to a sea voyage from Greece to Marseilles.
Item 1 is a ticket with a handwritten name and cabin number.
Item 2 is a ship taken from another ship.
Item 3 is a ticket referring to Mieczysław Stachiewicz and issued by Organe…
Eight photographs on a page captioned 'Oboz w Septfonds, wiosna 1940'.
Photo 1 is two lines of soldiers.
Photo 2 is a column of civilians led by two soldiers.
Photo 3 is a group of civilians walking under an arch. A French and Polish flag are…
Item 1 is a map of the centre of Lyons.
Item 2 is a post it note in Polish.
Item 3 and 4 are small tickets marked 'Controle' with Mieczysław Stachiewicz name handwritten on.
Item 5 is a badge in red, white and blue with 'Secours National' -…
Photo 1 is a head and shoulders portrait of Mieczysław Stachiewicz in uniform.
Photo 2 is a group of men in a dormitory. There are no beds and the bedding is on the floor. The men are in uniform.
Photo 3 is a group of men outside in a yard.
Photo 1 is the ship 'Arandora Star'.
Photo 2 are seagulls and clouds
Photo 3 is some men at the side of the ship as it is cruising along.
Photo 4 is three men in uniform on the ship.
Photo 5 is a building at the side of the river.
Photo 6 is a…
Item 1 is a half length portrait of Gierek
Item 2 is a political cartoon with Jo Stalin, Hitler, Nazis and a soldier with Poland under his arm. They appear to be gambling for Poland.
Item 3 is an officer shouting at three people on beds on the…
RAF Kirkham Officer's Mess.
Photo 1 is a wall decoration, fireplace, chair and a ceiling light.
Photo 2 is a wall decoration of two women walking together.
Photo 3 is a wall decoration of an officer and a bare breasted woman dancing. Underneath…
Photo 1 is 14 airmen arranged in two rows. Underneath each airmen is identified.
Photo 2 is Peterborough Cathedral.
Photo 3 is two women and a dog standing at the back of a van.
Photo 4 is a sergeant sitting on a bench, smoking. Behind are other…
Item 1 is a chit stating that Mieczysław Stachiewicz has applied for an Identity Card, dated 1.11.41
Item 2 is a photograph of a Wellington in flight.
Item 3 is a sketch for a flight from Bromcote to Yorkshire (Gool), Carlisle, Isle of Man, North…
Item 1 is a sketch of a red dragon.
Item 2 is a photograph of an airman in an aircraft cockpit.
Item 3 is an airman in a turret of an aircraft.
Item 4 is six airmen, one leaning out of the cockpit and the rest in front of the port engine of a…
A chart of central England used for navigation. It is annotated with navigational fixes. The position of a dinghy is marked with the date 23/6/42.
In the top corner is a photograph of an airman in the cockpit of his aircraft.
There is a yellow post…
Photo 1 is a mechanic working on a starboard engine with four men looking on.
Photo 2 is two groundcrew pushing the port main wheel.
Photo 3 is two groundcrew loading a bomb.
Photo 4 is two groundcrew pushing a bomb trolley.