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 of the United Kingdom was founded on 04 February 2011 with the following aims :
To act as an advocate for the continuing strong and historical relationship between the two nations of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Poland.
To ensure that those memorials, monuments, buildings and other marks of remembrance and presence of the Polish people in the United Kingdom are recorded and their donors remembered for posterity.
To promote greater community awareness amongst present and future generations of United Kingdom citizens of Polish origin of the historical links between the two countries and the presence of acts of gratitude and remembrance across the United Kingdom.
To work with other Polish groups, associations and societies in the common interest of the maintenance and protection of examples of Polish heritage in the United Kingdom acting as a constant reminder of why the Polish community is here.
The PHS is a not-for-profit society of volunteers drawn together to achieve the objects of the society.
Polish Heritage Society (UK) Limited was incorporated as a limited liability company on 04 February 2011 (Registered Number 07517923, England and Wales) and was registered as a charity by the Charity Commission (Registered Number 1143791) on 13 September 2011.
All positions are held on a voluntary and honorary basis.
PHS activities are entirely dependent on the goodwill of volunteers whose efforts are supported by public donations from companies and private individuals.