3 December 2010 - The remains of three officers, who along with the Commander-in-Chief Władysław Sikorski died in the 4 July 1943 Gibraltar disaster, return to Poland
General Tadeusz Klimecki – the Chief of Staff of the Commander-in-Chief, Colonel Andrzej Marecki - the Head of the Operative Section of the Commander-in-Chief Staff, and Captain Jozef Ponikiewski returned together to their home country.
The return of the disinterred remains of the officers from England to Poland was sought by the Katowice Branch of the National Remembrance Institute – the Branch Commission for Prosecuting the Crimes Against the Polish Nation in Katowice.
On 9 December 2010 two officers, General Tadeusz Klimecki and Colonel Andrzej Marecki, rested on the Warsaw Powazki Military Cemetery in the Section of the Soldiers of the Polish Armed Forces in the West. The funeral ceremony was preceded by the Holy Mass in the Field Cathedral of the Polish Army at Dluga street in Warsaw.
The third of the officers, Captain Jozef Ponikiewski, was buried two days earlier in his family tomb i Oporow (Wielkopolskie Province).
- General Tadeusz Klimecki, born on 23 November 1895 in Tarnow, died in the 4 July 1943 night in Gibraltar aboard the airplane of the Commander-in-Chief. He served his country fighting in the Eastern Legion and in the Polish-Soviet War. In the interwar period, he was a lecturer at the Higher Military School. The war found him in the position of the head of the operative unit in 3rd Section of the Commander-in-Chief Staff. After the September campaign he got through to France. From December 1939 until June 1940 - head of 3rd Section of the Commander-in-Chief Staff in France, from July 1940 until 1943 - head of the Commander-in-Chief Staff in London. Buried at the Polish Fliers Cemetery in Newark by Lincoln (England);
- Colonel Andrzej Marecki – head of the Operative Section of the Commander-in-Chief Staff. Buried at the Polish Flier Cemetery in Newark by Lincoln (England).
- Captain Jozef Stanislaw Edward Ponikiewski – born on 30 November 1916 in Brylewo, died on 4 July 1943 in the Gibraltar disaster – officer on the famous Polish destroyer GROM, officer of the Polish Navy in the West, aide-de-camp to the Commander-in-Chief Władysław Sikorski, honored posthumously with the Silver Merit Cross with Swords. Buried at the Polish Flier Cemetery in Newark by Lincoln (England)