Category Archives: 311 Sqd

Czech the Great Escape

The night of 24/25 March 1944 saw the most audacious Prisoner of War (PoW) escapes take place from Stalag Luft III (Stammlager Luft or Permanent Camps for Airmen) at Sagan, Germany (now Żagań, Upper Silesia, Poland), 100 miles south-east of … Continue reading

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Can you help?

Můžete nám pomoci? There are still some Czechoslovak RAF airmen who are remain unknown by photograph. Stále ještě existují českoslovenští příslušníci RAF, jejichž fotografie nejsou identifikovány. If you are able to identify any of these Czechoslovak RAF airmen in the … Continue reading

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Erazim Vesely remembered

A memorial plaque was unveiled 9 March 2019 for F/Lt Erazim Veselý at his birthplace at the family home at Tachovská 249, Planá. F/Lt Erazim Veselý had served as a navigator with 311 Squadron during WW2. 9.3.2019 byla na domě … Continue reading

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Czechoslovak Air Force pilots and navigator badges

Reproduction 1939 period Czechoslovak Air Force Pilots and Navigator badges are now available from SM Parapresent in the Czech Republic. Reprodukce československých pilotních odznaků polních pilotů a polních pozorovatelů v provedení z roku 1939 jsou nyní na prodej u frimy … Continue reading

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Remembering two airmen from Budisov and Hodov

Vzpomínka na Františka Horkého a Leonharda Smrčka – letce RAF, kteří bojovali ve druhé světové válce. In Memory of RAF airmen who fought in World War II: František Horký and Leonhard Smrček V letošním roce 2018 si připomínáme řadu významných … Continue reading

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IBCC – Lincoln

The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) at Lincoln, UK, with the Walls of Names, was unveiled on 12th April 2018. It serves as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for those who died whilst serving with RAF Bomber Command … Continue reading

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Josef Balejka – 07.02.2019.

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Czechoslovak airmen in WW2

A collection of eight WW2 news clips about Czechoslovak RAF airmen during WW2. The clips cover Alexander Hess and 310 Sqn at Duxford, President Eduard Beneš at Honnington with 311 Sqn, Karel Kuttelwascher medal award and separate interview, 311 Sqn … Continue reading

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Czechoslovak RAF – Remembered 2018

Remembrance / Vzpomínka 2018 Bahamas : Nassau – Vitezslav BŘÍZA, Jaroslav MAREŠ, Jan HADRÁVEK, Karel SALZ, Josef ŠOTOLA, and Jozef TURNA. _______________________________________________________________ Belgium : Ypres – Karel PAVLÍK. _______________________________________________________________ Czech Republic : Brno airport Čejč – František VINDIŠ, František MASAŘÍK. … Continue reading

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