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 Tadeusz-SawiczTadeusz W. Sawicz  (13 February 1914—19 October 2011) Aged 97

 TADEUSZ W. SAWICZ Gen. Brg. Pilot Passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in Toronto at the age of 97.

Tadeusz started his military career in Poland in 1934 and took part in the Allied war effort during the Second World War in Poland, France and Britain, including the Battle of Britain whilst serving with No. 303 ("Kościuszko") Polish Fighter Squadron (303 Dywizjon Myśliwski "Warszawski im. Tadeusza Kościuszki) which was the highest scoring RAF squadron of the Battle of Britain. He was the last surviving Polish pilot who fought in the Battle of Britain.

Tadeusz Sawicz concluded his military career as a Wing Commander in the RAF and was highly decorated with a Virtuti Militari Silver Cross, four times Polish DFC, British DFC, American DFC and Dutch DFC. Tadeusz worked in Montreal at Wheeler and Nordair Airlines.

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