Message to ALL members
Only 34 people have so far signed this very important petition which Rob started a couple of days ago.
The deadline to sign up by is 05 August 2009
Unfortunately, it's only open to British citizens and residents but I'm sure most of you have relatives or friends in the UK you could send this to. Please do your bit, it doesn't take much effort.
It would be fantastic if we could really influence the British Goverment to include the Poles in the the 65th Anniversary of the end of the war! We owe this to our families whose heroic contributions were never recognised.
Polish Armed Forces in the West fought in Allied operations against the Nazis in the Middle East, Mediterranean, African and European theatres: the North African campaign, the Italian Campaign (especially at Monte Cassino), the Western European Campaign (from Dieppe and D-Day, through Normandy, to Market Garden and beyond). The Polish contribution to the Battle of Britain has long been highlighted. Despite all of this, only representatives of the Polish Air Force were invited to attend the London Victory Parade in 1946. Invitations were not extended to the Polish Army or Navy as the British were wary of upsetting Stalin or the Soviet-installed puppet regime in Poland. As the 65th Anniversary of the end of the war approaches, we request the British Government to formally acknowledge those few remaining members of the Polish Armed Forces denied their place in the Victory parade, and to recognise the valuable contribution made by Free Polish Armed Forces to the Allied effort.
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, <loasby@...> wrote:
> The petition I mentioned a few days ago has now been approved and can be
> accessed at http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/polishforces/
> Unfortunately, it's only open to British citizens and residents.
> Nottingham, UK