King George VI visits cadets 1938-39

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 is of King George VI visiting junior year Navy cadets 1938-1939 (in Poland?).

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Item ID: 51599
Author: anna81
Creation date: 2014-08-20
Last modified: 2014-08-20
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Related military service: Polish Navy
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