Exploring the rich multicultural history of Devon.
Photo Gallery 2 – Leisure time outside the camp 1944 – 1949
24th March 2021
Okehampton Polish Navy
Jan Stepek (centre) and friends probably at Simmons Park, Okehampton (Martin Stepek collection)
Dymitro Sniatkowski (centre) and two other Polish sailors on nearby Dartmoor (Dymitro Sniatkowski family collection)
Dymitro Sniatkowski (left) and two other Polish sailors on nearby Dartmoor (Dymitro Sniatkowski family collection)
Dymitro Sniatkowski (right) on a motorbike in the snow, probably during the severe winter of 1946/47 (Dymitro Sniatkowski family collection)
Dymitro Sniatkowski (right) posing in the snow, probably during the winter of 1946/47 (Dymitro Sniatkowski family collection)
Attending a service at the Catholic Church of St Boniface, Okehampton (Ray Smul collection)
A group from the camp enjoying a day out on the nearby Dartmoor National Park (Ray Smul collection)
The Aircraft hangars and other military buildings in the background in the photo suggest that this football match involving Polish personnel took place at the small RAF airfield at Foley Gate a mile and a half to the north of central Okehampton (Ray Smul collection)
The Polish Navy team at a football tournament at Simmons Park, Okehampton, in l946 (Ray Smul collection)
The Polish Navy football team being saluted by the legendary Polish General Wladyslaw Anders prior to the tournament at Simmons Park in 1946 (Ray Smul collection)
Polish army personnel and their families watching the Polish Navy football team in action from the side lines at Simmons Park (Ray Smul collection)
Polish navy goalkeeper Tony (Kaziermierz) Smul about to punch the ball away at a football match at Simmons Park (Ray Smul collection)
Polish sailors relaxing in Simmons Park (Ray Smul collection)
Polish sailors at Simmons Park (Ray Smul collection)
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