New member with interest in Polish 24th Lancers.

Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by Nicholas Zuraw, Oct 13, 2021 at 5:38 AM.

  1. Also looking for information on the 1st Polish Armoured, specifically the 24th Lancers Regiment (my grandfather regiment)
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  2. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    I see quite a lot on the Polish 24th Lancers / Uhlans - so perhaps specific questions in specific threads is the way to go? Or else start a new thread for general information on the Polish 24th Lancers?

    One thing I do quite often see is pictures labelled as 24th Lancers... as I think that there are quite a few relatives of Polish 24th Lancers that have individual photos or even albums of these...


    Below is a Polish Regiment's Sherman in Bridlington - can't quite make out if it is a "53" or perhaps a "5?"... 50, 54... ?

    Although see - More Than Just A Name
    Where it is referenced...


    One thing though that might complicate is items such as tags or keyword searches, since even on the IWM the difference between the Polish and the British 24th Lancers isn't always drawn i.e.

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  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Welcome to the forum.
    I've made a new thread for you.
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  4. Historic Steve

    Historic Steve Researching 21 Army Group/BAOR post VE day

    Can only help post VE Day

    24th Polish (Lancers) Armoured Regiment
    Commanding Officer: Lieutenant Colonel J Kański
    Regimental Headquarters: unknown - see below
    23 May 45 – Holte-Lastrup east of Meppen, Landkreis Meppen
    1 Dec 46 – Munsterlager – Headquarters Royal Artillery 5th Infantry Division
    1 Apr 47 – disbanded

    they were under command
    10th Polish Armoured Cavalry Brigade
    Brigade Commander: Colonel T Majewski
    Brigade Headquarters: Jever north-west of Schortens, Landkreis Friesland
    12 May 45 – Löningen east of Meppen, Landkreis Cloppenburg
    21 May 45 – Cloppenburg area, Landkreis Cloppenburg

    Hope this helps

    21st Army Group later British Army of the Rhine (under construction)
  5. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    I wonder if Bovington has / had tracer cards for the NCO's and troopers in the Polish 24th Lancers?

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    Or perhaps they used a different system and/or they are perhaps stored elsewhere?
  6. Definitely worth a try, thank you.
  7. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

  8. Yes - alas being the other side of the world means a visit will be difficult.
  9. Trux

    Trux 21 AG

    A long time ago (25 years) I obtained photographs from the Sikorski Museum Collection in London. I have not looked to see if they are available on line.

  10. Trux

    Trux 21 AG

    I have looked carefully at your posts and at the photographs that I have. They are prints and show the Polish 10th Cavalry/Motorised Brigade in France. I see that one unit of the brigade is listed as 24th Uhlans. I know that many of the Polish troops escaped from France and came to the UK. If this is indeed the unit in which you are interested I can give you the Sikorski Museum reference numbers for the photos. There will probably more in the same sequence.


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