Winged Lion monument ceremony – 14.8.2019. – I



On 14 August 2019, a ceremony was held at the Winged Lion monument, Klárov, Prague, to commemorate the return of the Czechoslovak airmen who had served in the RAF during WW2.

Despite the war in Europe finishing on 8 May 1945, it was to be three months later before the Soviet liberators of Czechoslovakia, would permit the return of the Czechoslovak RAF personnel back to their homeland.

Some 2507 Czechoslovaks served in the RAF, including some 85 women who served in the WAAF’s. During that conflict, 1389 served as aircrew of which 512 of them lost their lives – a loss rate of 37%.

More details of the ceremony here.




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