Category Archives: 311 Sqd

8 May 2021 – Not just Runnymede

8. květen 2021 – Nejen Runnymede On the 76th Anniversary of VE Day, in addition to remembering the 149 fallen Czechoslovak RAF airmen who are named at the Air Forces Memorial, at Runnymede, the Free Czechoslovak Air Force Associates ltd … Continue reading

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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 lose 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 popisuje svůj dramatický útěk z Francie do Anglie v červnu 1940. _______________________________________________________________ František Petr joined Armée de l’Air 65th Escadrille de Bombment 112 Battalion … 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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