Category Archives: 311 Sqd

8th May 2021 – 76th anniversary of VE Day

The 8th May 2021 marks the 76th anniversary of VE Day – the end of WW2 in Europe. During their service in the RAF for that conflict, 512 Czechoslovak airmen, including 2 WAAF’s, from some 2512, were to loose their … Continue reading

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President Benes visits his airmen 1940

President Eduard Benes visits 311 Sqn at RAF Honnington and 310 Sqn at RAF Duxford, 1940.

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Pribor RAF airmen remembered

The Czechoslovak RAF airmen from the Příbor district were remembered by a FCAFA volunteer who placed one of our bouquets at the Airmen’s Memorial. Jeden z dobrovolníků FCAFA vzpomněl na československé letce RAF z okresu Příbor a položil kytici u … Continue reading

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I zeny chtely bojovat!

I ženy chtěly bojovat! od Karolína Stergurová VKniha se zabývá problematikou vojenské služby československých žen v britské armádě v tzv. ženských pomocných sborech, a to zejména ve složkách ATS a WAAF. První Čechoslovačky do nich vstupovaly od poloviny roku 1941 … Continue reading

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Remembered in Egypt

On 29 March, the Defence Office at the Embassy of the Czech Republic, Cairo, remembered F/O Vlastimil Skákal, when they visited his grave. He was a Czechoslovak who served in the RAF during WW2 and in 2005 died in Cairo. … Continue reading

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Zivotni pout pilota Karla Knaifla

Životní pouť pilota Karla Knaifla Jeden ze zapomenutých… od Jan Valíček Karel Knaifl (17. května 1914 Hořice – 24. července 1988 Pardubice) byl bojový pilot, který sloužil v období 2. světové války u Royal Air Force. Vojenskou službu nastoupil v … Continue reading

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Nieuwe Niedorp excavation

Odkrývání Wellingtonu T2990 v Neiuwe Niedorp A recent initiative by the Dutch Ministry of the Interior for the excavation of some thirty WW2 aircraft crash sites, in Holland, in a final endeavour to recover the remains of airmen in those … Continue reading

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Escape from France to England

František Petr recalls his dramatic airbourne escape from France to England in June 1940. _______________________________________________________________ František Petr joined Armée de l’Air 65th Escadrille de Bombment 112 Battalion after initial training, he was posted to 21 Escadrille de Corteau as an … Continue reading

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North American Harvard

History The Harvard originated as an entry for the US Army Air Corps “Basic Combat” aircraft competition in March 1937. The requirement was for a basic trainer capable of simulating the feel of a combat aircraft. The competition was won … Continue reading

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Wellington byl jejich osud

Wellington byl jejich osud Životní příběh Sgt Jaromíra Drmelky, pilota 311. bombardovací perutě RAF. od Daniel Švec Kniha vypráví životní příběh, popisuje osud, jeden z mnoha. Jeden z tisíců. Životní pouť pilota – letce. Jaromír Drmelka své první letecké krůčky … Continue reading

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