I refer to the late Stanislaw Andrezej Wlosok-Nawarski who died last month and no, he wasn't another Polish plumber, he was a Spitfire pilot who was not only exceedingly skilful but also incredibly brave. According to the Telegraph obit, he was the son of a lawyer who had previously served as an officer in the Austro-Hungarian army during WWI - don't you just love those strands of lived history when they appear?
Anyway, when the Germans attacked Poland, he and Dad joined up and served in the same Regiment and both were captured. Along with hundreds of others they were packed into a train which set off for an unknown destination. Happily, both father and son escaped from the train which, they later learned, was headed to Katyn where thousands of Polish officers were massacred. Dad decided to stay in Poland but Stanislaw eventually made it to England where he trained as a Spitfire pilot earning several decorations during the war. Both father and son eventually re-united in 1959.
R.I.P. Flight Lieutenant 'Bob' Nawarski, born August 10th 1921, died January 8th 2017 aged 95, and thank you.