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Josef Pardus – 22.08.22. – Choltice

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Evzen Cizek – One of the Few

Evžen ČÍŽEK One of the Few …………….* 10.12.1904, Slezská. …………….† 26.11.1942, Cardiff Bay, UK. Pre WW2: Evžen Čížek was born on 10 December 1904, at Slezská, near Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. After graduating from High School, aged 18, he joined the Czechoslovak … Continue reading

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311 Squadron RAF

82nd Anniversary 29th July 2022 the 82nd Anniversary of the formation of 311 Squadron in the Royal Air Force. _______________________________________________________________ A history of the squadron in RAF Bomber Command here, and in RAF Coastal Command here. _______________________________________________________________

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Frantisek Bernard – One of the Few

František BERNARD One of the Few …………….* 23.07.1914, Starý Ehrenberky. …………….† 17.06.1980, New Zealand. Pre WW2: František Antonín Bernard was born on 23 July 1914 in the village of Starý Ehrenberky, formerly Alt Ehrenberg, near Šluknov in the Děčín District … Continue reading

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Remembering the Czechoslovak 88 of the Battle of Britain

On 10 July, the 82nd anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain. 2938 Allied airmen flow in that battle which was from 10 July 1940 to 31 October 1940, 88 of whom were Czechoslovak pilots. The names of … Continue reading

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310 Sqn – 82nd Anniversary

82nd Anniversary 10th July 2022 the 82nd Anniversary of the formation of 310 Squadron the first Czechoslovak Squadron in the Royal Air Force.

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Remembering the 115

The London Bomber Command Memorial, Green Park, London, commemorates the 55,573 Allied airmen who lost their lives whilst serving with RAF Bomber Command during WW2. Of these 115, were Czechoslovak and were remembered by volunteers from FCAFA. Whilst the majority … Continue reading

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T2990 crew interred

In May 2021 the excavation of the Nieuwe Niedorp crash site of 311 (Czechoslovak) Sqn Wellington T2990 which crashed on the night of 23 June 1941 commenced by a recovery team from the Royal Netherlands Air Force. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Hledani ztraceneho casu – v Britanii za vlast – 4

Part 4 of a Czech language documentary about the Czechoslovak Wing – 310, 312 and 313 Sqns when deployed at RAF Exeter in 1942.

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Celakovice – 18.06.22.

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