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.
Although the Polish Air Force Association Trust is now being wound up, it has set up a new Polish Air Force Memorial Committee to continue its work commemorating the achievements of the Polish Air Force for the benefit of future generations.
The Committee has been established with the strong support of the Commander in Chief of the Polish Air Force, General Majewski, and of the Chief of Air Staff of the Royal Air Force, Sir Stephen Dalton. The Station Commander, RAF Northolt, and the Defence Attaché at the Embassy of the Polish Republic are ex officio joint presidents and the executive Chairman is Richard Kornicki, CBE.
The new Committee is now responsible for organising the annual Polish Air Force Memorial ceremony at Northolt which will take place this year at 12.00 noon on Saturday 3rd September, followed by lunch in POSK.
Further details about the ceremony will be made available later through notices in the press and through this and other organisations.