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  • 6 October 2017

    On Friday, 6th October the film “Spitfire Liberator – The Alex Herbst Story” had its London premiere at the Royal Air Force Club.

     

    The documentary tells the life story of the 303 and 308 Polish Fighters Squadrons pilot Witold Aleksander „Alex” Herbst, who died on 25th May this year, aged 99. The protagonist flew Spitfires 141 times, escorted B-17 bombers and took part in the Allied invasion of Normandy. He was shot down three times and survived countless hardships before rebuilding his life after the war.

     

    The event was opened by Dr Mark Stella-Sawicki, chairman of the Polish Heritage Society (PHS), who introduced the film and its director Sławomir Ciok to the audience.

     

    Embassy of the Republic of Poland was represented by Consul Radosław Gromski and Artur Miśkiewicz, the Deputy Defence, Military, Naval and Air Attaché.

     

    The event was organised by the PHS and the Polish Cultural Institute in London.

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