New member with interest in Polish 24th Lancers.

Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by Nicholas Zuraw, Oct 13, 2021.

  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?

    tracer cards | WW2Talk

    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 Patron

    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 Patron

    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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  11. Hi Mike, that would be great if it's no trouble.

    I wish I had done some research when I lived in London, I wasn't too far from the Sikorski Museum.
  12. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron


    A list of photos with the references which are written on the back (not by me.)

    Titled motorised cavalry unit of 10th Polish Cavalry/Motorised Brigade, France, June 1940.

    descriptions are mine.
    1791, field kitchen trailer serving food.
    1792, British 15cwt water tanker with British and French markings.
    1794, casualty and stretcher.
    1795, men dismounting from lorry.
    1796, loading a French made lorry.
    1797, small scale parade with french and british flags
    1799, traffic jam of military and civilian (refugee?) vehicles.
    1798, men eating alongside horse drawn cart.
    1800, getting shaved.
    1804, unit in parade ground order with two horse drawn carts.
    1805, section on motorcycles of various makes.
    1807, lorry and personnel at rest.
    1809, refugees?
    1810, lorry, motorcycle, men in capes in rain.
    1811, column of lorries and motorcycles with side cars.
    1812, platoon group photo.
    1814, officer fastening motorcycle to tailboard of a lorry.
    1815. column halted by roadside in rain.


    I have tens of thousands of pages of documents from the Public Record Office aka National Archive Kew, and I have never been there. There are bound to be people on the forum who can help.
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  13. Anothe photo of my Grandfather

    Attached Files:

  14. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Hi Mike,

    Do you still have a link to the Sikorski Museum? The only one I have found does not seem to have any online photos. I remember the one you have referred to this and other posts and there used to be thousands of online images.


  15. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron


    I looked and found that because of the Covid virus the Sikorski Museum is closed. Logically this should not affect the website but all I found was a short list of documents. No photos.

  16. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for checking that - so I wasn't just not seeing things then.


  17. m kenny

    m kenny Senior Member

    Do you have a copy of the 1945 'History' of the Regiment?


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