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Florian Perepeczko was born in 1903 in Krasnodar, Russia. . His father’s family came from the Wilno region, and his mother – nee Tabęcka – came from Galicia.

At the age of 16 he was sent to the troops of General Żeligowski and took part in the Polish-Soviet war of 1920. Before 1939, he was an instructor and lecturer at the Armored Weapons Training Center in Modlin.


During the 1939 September Campaign, Florian was a lieutenant of the Polish Army, 6th Division in Lwow. On 17 September he evacuated to Hungary, then to France, where he joined the Polish Army being re-formed there.


When France fell, he was evacuated to the U.K. in what is known as the Dunkirk Evacuation, between 26 May and 4 June 1940. He was sent to Scotland, where the 1st Polish Armoured Division was being formed. He was a technical officer in the 1st Polish Armored Division under the command of General S. Maczek.

He became the Commander of the10th Workshop Company - that later became the Workshop Company of the Rifle Brigade.

He took an active part in the war against Germany in France (1940/1944), Belgium, and the Netherlands (1944/1945). He was part of the occupation forces in Germany from 1945-1947.

He was awarded many Polish, French and British medals, including the 1939 Defence of Poland medal, the France & Germany Star, the 1939-1945 War medal, etc.

After the war, he settled in England. Florian died on April 15, 1990, in Glenavy, Crumlin North. Ireland.

Florian Perepeczko pre-WW2

Florian Perepeczko during WW2

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10th Workshop Company  - 3rd Mechanics' Course 1PDPanc., Scotland 1942.
Capt. Florian Perepeczko – Commander of Workshop, 2nd row, above the letter "M"

Copyright: Perepeczko family

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