Photographs chart the wartime career of Polish aristocrat Antoni Lipkowski

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Flt Lt Antoni Lipkowski in front of his Spitfire - he was initially thought to be to tall to fit into the famous Fighter but proved his doubters wrong.<br />
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A fascinating photo album has sold for £1200 at auction - the previously unseen photographs chart the wartime career of Polish aristocrat Antoni Lipkowski -revealing how the emigree from Nazi Europe became a fighter pilot in the RAF.<br />
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Flight Lieutenant Antoni Lipkowski escaped Poland when Germany invaded in 1939 and was desperate to join in the fight against the Nazis.<br />
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Previously a cavalry officer, he retrained as a pilot and joined one of the Polish squadrons based in Britain which did such sterling work defending these skies in World War Two.<br />
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Flt Lt Lipkowski, of 316 Polish Fighter Squadron, was very tall for a pilot and turned heads with his 'handsome' appearance.<br />
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There are images of him in the cockpit of his Spitfire and posing nonchalantly in front of it with a cigarette in his hand.