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Fw: [polishforces] Polish Air Force Soccer XI in WW2

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  • Lucyna Artymiuk
    ... From: soccerhistorian57 To: polishforces@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 5:46 PM Subject: [polishforces] Polish Air Force Soccer XI in WW2 I
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      Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 5:46 PM
      Subject: [polishforces] Polish Air Force Soccer XI in WW2

      I am researching the Polish Air Force soccer XI that played a series
      of fixtures against Football League and Midland League clubs in the
      period from around March 1945 to May 1946.

      The Air Force team were based at RAF Newton in Nottinghamshire and
      included at least one player, Gerard Wodarz, who appeared for Poland
      in the 1936 Olympic Games tournament. Other stars of the team include
      the goalkeeper (Stankowski) and a winger named Mieczyslaw Pawlaw.

      There was also a tournament involving the Polish Air Force, Polish
      Army (who were based in Scotland) and Polish Navy teams in January-
      February 1946, plus a Polish Armed Forces team entered the Inter
      Allied Services Cup on a couple of occasions.

      There were probably also a number of teams operating at a local level
      in addition to the representative side - two such teams would include
      RAF Newton and RAF Dunholme Lodge, both of which entered local
      competitions and were described as being Polish.

      Any information on the team/players or indeed the organisation of
      sporting activities amongst Polish Armed Forces in WW2 would be much
      appreciated.

      Thanks

      Ian Nannestad


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