Golfing sons discover war connection

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A chance conversation between two Market Weighton golfers at the KP Golf Course uncovered a remarkable coincidence and revived memories of the part Polish airmen played in World War Two.

Sologub is not a name you come across every day in East Yorkshire and current KP Club Captain Erik Sologub is used to explaining the origins of his surname.

So when a fellow golfer asked him the usual question Erik explained that his father, Grzegorz (George) Sologub, was Polish and, after escaping from occupied Europe, joined the RAF as a pilot and flew Spitfires with the famous Polish 306 Fighter Squadron.

Erik was surprised when told that another golfer at KP, Bill Langhamer, also had a father who was Polish and also flew Spitfires during the second world war.

Full story in 23 January Pocklington Post.