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 state medal Pro Memoria established by the Head of the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression and awarded for outstanding achievements in perpetuating the memory of people and actions in the struggle for Polish independence during World War II and after, was officially presented to several members of the Polish Heritage Society and other recepients.
In an award ceremony held on 9 December 2011 at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London, the Minister of War Veterans and Victims of Oppression, Dr Jan Stanisław Ciechanowski presented the medal Pro Memoria to; Philip Bujak, Dr Marek Stella-Sawicki, Teresa Stella-Sawicka.
Major General John Drewienkiewicz , Colonel Richard Ciaglinski and Stefan Mucha (in absentia) were also awarded this medal.