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 A message from our President, General Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank

'I am delighted to be associated with the work of the Polish Heritage Society and very honoured to serve as its President. The Society's work highlights the enormous contribution which generations of Poles have made to their adopted country. Preserving and celebrating that heritage will only further strengthen the ties between Poland and the United Kingdom.

I worked closely with the Society on the project to build a memorial to the Polish Forces at the National Memorial Arboretum and saw at first hand the energy and dedication of those involved.

I encourage you to explore this website and learn about the many other projects the Society has sponsored. Do please contact us if you would like to be involved in any way'.

General The Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank GCB LVO OBE

A Debt of Dishonour is a unique documentary film dedicated Major General Sosabowski and all ranks who served in the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade Group and to their Comrades-in-Arms of the 1st British Airborne Division that fought in the ill-fated “Operation Market Garden” at Arnhem and Driel during September 1944.

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PHS leadership honoured by Polish Culture Minister


The Gloria Artis medal has been awarded to Dr. Andrzej Meeson-Kielanowski and Dr. Marek Stella-Sawicki, Vice-Chairman and Chairman respectively of the Polish Heritage Society, on behalf of the Polish Minister of Culture, Mr. Bogdan Zdrojewski, in recognition of their work in promoting Polish culture in the UK.

The medals were presented by HE Barbara Tuge-Erecinska, Polish Ambassador to the UK, at a ceremony at the embassy in London on Friday 28th October 2011.

Dr Meeson-Kielanowski was unable to attend due to ill health, and his medal was collected by his wife Anita.

Ambassador Tuge-Erecinska also presented her with a special medal for the couple from the President of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski, to mark 50 years of marriage.


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