Petrovski, Pande (1943-2006), general, commandant of the first Macedonian defense forces in the conflict in 2001 between the Macedonian army and Albanian terrorist groups and members of the so called ONA.
He was born in 1943 in v.Zivojno, Bitola. After he finished the secondary school in Bitola, he graduated at the Military Academy in Belgrade and he was on duty in many places in JNA, Former Yugoslavia (Zagreb, Banja Luka and others). Finally after the independance of RM he returned to Skopje and in 1990 he was appointed assisstant commandant of the 3rd army region. In March 1992 he was appointed a commandant of the 2nd army corpus in Bitola which he formed within the frames of the army of RM.
In 1996 he was appointed superintendent of the military readiness of ARM in Skopje. In 2001 he was superintendent of GS of ARM and lead the units of the Macedonian army in the confrontation with the terrorist Albanian gangs. In 2001 he was promoted into the rank of a general as superintendent of GS of ARM. He died 2006 in his native village Zivojno, Bitola. For his military action in 2001 P.Petrovski wrote the book "Witnesses 2001"(2006 in Bitola).
DISTINGUISHED PEOPLE FOR BITOLA
authors: Lence Andonovska, Naume Gorgievski, Blagoj Nikolov, Trajko Ognenovski, Gordana Pesevska, Aneta Stefanovska, Svetlana Taleska ; translation in english Vesna Milevska.
NIUL "St. Clement Ohridski": Municipality of Bitola