Churchill inspects ORP Burza 1939

Tadeusz Lesisz was a Polish Navy cadet in 1939, escaping to the UK on ORP Burza. After Royal Navy courses in anti-submarine warfare and naval gunnery he found himself, in July 1940, second-in-command of S3, one of several motor gun boats assigned to Polish crews. Based at Fowey in Cornwall, the Polish-crewed boats were charged with protecting Channel shipping and reconnoitring the approaches to the French ports. This photograph of is from October 1939 with Winston Churchill, First Lord of Admiralty and Admiral Dunbar Nasmith V.C. visiting ORP Burza in Devonport - under the command of Kmdr S. Nahorski.


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