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The origin of the unit dates back to 1957, when the reconnaissance company, based in the barracks of 16th Assault Squadron, was founded in Krakow. Over the years, the unit changed its location (Dziwnów on Wolin Island) and the nature of organization (the company was transformed to the 1st Assault Battalion). In 1986, it was moved to Lubliniec in Upper Silesia. On 8 October, 1993 a Chief of General Headquarters of Polish Army issued a decree on the formation of a new unit: 1st Special Regiment. The unit reached operational readiness in 1994 and on 23rd November, 1995 the President, at the request of Minister of National Defense, has granted the new unit a banner.
The unit is a continuation of tradition of the following formations:
1st Polish independent Special Battalion
National Army Battalion PARASOL
Independent Company COMMANDO
In addition, being a part of the Regiment, Noncommissioned Officer and Junior Special Operations Specialists School cultivates the heritage of the National Army Battalion ZOŚKA.
Today's 1st Special Commando Regiment from Lubliniec, directly subordinated to a Commander of Special Forces, is intended for conducting special operations in the country and beyond its borders in conditions of peace, crisis and war.
The regiment specializes in the following areas of activity:
Direct operations, especially subversive warfare;
1. PSK (1st Special Commando Regiment), took part in the following trainings involving soldiers from other countries - NATO members:
07.1995 - taking part in "DWA ORŁY" exercise, (30 soldiers) along with 10th SFG company `C '- exercise area - Wędrzyn
1998 - joint exercises under the code name " SZTYLET I i II” (250 soldiers)
during April and August with groups 1 / 10 SFG, soldiers of 75th “Rangers” regiment, the GROM unit - exercise area - south western Poland;
08.1999 - "ARTIST ULAN" exercise with 21st SAS regiment (300 soldiers) exercise area - Bieszczady, Kraków, Rudniki
01.2000 - joint exercises of KGS (50 soldiers) with 10th SFG group – exercise area - Lubliniec
01.2000 – participation of KGS (8 soldiers) in a training in mountains with the German 200th long distance recon company
08.2000 - joint exercises of KGS (48 soldiers) with 10th SFG group, training area - Lubliniec
04.2001 - joint exercises of KGS (50 soldiers) with 10th SFG group, training area - Lubliniec
03.2002 - participation in an international training "Strong Resolve" (130 soldiers) - Słupsk;
Autumn 2006 - international training "SHAMROCK KEY" - Lithuania
At present, the unit is in constant contact with 10th SFG of U.S. Army based in Germany, German 200th long distance recon company, Royal Noncommissioned Officer School from Netherlands and with soldiers from Multinational Corps in Szczecin.
From 16th February, 2010 the unit commander is Col. Ryszard Pietras
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