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.
The Polish Heritage Society is delighted to be the main sponsor of this year's Bletchley Park annual Polish Day held on Sunday 17 July.Polish Day celebrated the important contribution made by three Polish mathematicians, Marian Rejewski, Henryk Zygalski and Jerzy Różycki (who are commemorated on the Park’s Polish Memorial), for their work on the breaking of the German Enigma encoding machines.
Bletchley Park also remembers other Polish contributions and involvement in World War Two such as Krystyna Skarbek, a Polish Special Operations Executive agent who was the real life inspiration behind Ian Fleming’s Bond Girls.
The day will include Polish dancing, food and displays, themed talks and a Spitfire fly-past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.