Michal Giedroyc

Michal Jan Henryk Giedroyc (25 January 1929 – 29 December 2017) was a Polish-Lithuanian aristocrat who later became a naturalised British citizen and aircraft designer.

Giedroyc was born in Poland but in 1940 he was deported to a Siberian Gulag with most of his family by the Soviet NKVD after the Soviet invasion of Poland. They escaped to Iran in 1942 and travelled to Britain in 1947. He studied at the University of London and then worked designing aircraft at Vickers Aerospace. He later moved into economic consultancy. He became an expert in the history of medieval Lithuania. His memoirs were published in 2010 as Crater's Edge.[1][2][3]

His daughters are comedian and television presenter Mel Giedroyc and director Coky Giedroyc.

See also


  1. ^ "Michal Giedroyc". Thetimes.co.uk. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ Stanford, Peter (25 March 2010). "My father's Siberian prison hell". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ Ferrara, Marta Craveri et Antonio. "Michał Giedroyć - Mémoires européennes DU GOULAG". Museum.gulagmemories.eu. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

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