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A highlight in the third anniversary of our association was the high visit October 31, 2004 Queen Beatrix and President Aleksander Kwasniewski of Poland in Breda. On the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary and celebration of the liberation of the city.

On the picture: our former president Adrian Stopa with his wife Krystyna middle of Queen Beatrix and President Aleksander Kwasniewski and his wife Jolanta.




The statutes ( July 24, 2002 ) of the Association 1st Polish Armoured Division Netherlands , the goal is defined as follows:

Purpose and means:

Article 2.

The purpose of the association is:

Preserving the memory of the 1st Polish Armoured Division and organizing commemorations for the fallen Polish soldiers during the liberation of the Netherlands

Article 3.

It seeks to achieve by all lawful means , in particular by this goal:

Maintaining friendly ties between former soldiers of all ranks of the 1st Polish Armoured Division in the Netherlands    and abroad and other Polish military veterans groups.

2.Liaising with the Association of Circuits 1st Armoured Division to maintain a joint action to the outside.

3.Upon request , assist in arranging matters concerning our members through mediation with the Polish and Dutch governments.

4.Inquire about the fate of former soldiers of the 1st Polish Armoured Division in collaboration with the General Maczek Museum.

5.Monitoring and dissemination of the memory of the 1st Polish Armoured Division by, among other publicity.

6.To cooperate with the General Maczek Museum in guarding historical artifacts and archives support.

7.Organizing ceremonies commemorating the Polish fallen in Breda and surroundings in cooperation with other organizations .

8.Ensure the continuation of commemorations to all other cemeteries of soldiers of the 1st Polish Armoured Division in
Netherlands , in cooperation with local organizations.

9.Representing the 1st Polish Armoured Division in commemorations and celebrations outside.

10.The Care of the Polish banner


1 The financial resources of the Association are: membership fees, donations, input, or the money received in the fall, in writing or as a gift, and other incidental profits.
2 Each member pays the premium, the amount of which determines the general annual meeting of the members.

Bank account number: IBAN: NL97 RABO 0108904962  BIC. RABONL2U
Vereniging Nederland 1e Poolse


  Last update: 09-04-2016   Association First Polish Armoured Division the Netherlands Contact 0031-76-5415041