Category Archives: Battle of Britain

Czeching out the Battle of Britain.

Česká připomínka bitvy o Británii On 6 August Col Jiří Niedoba, Defence Attaché and CWO Tomáš Kašpar, Defence Attaché Assistant from the Czech Embassy London, made a private visit to the National Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel le Ferne, … Continue reading

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Cesky rozhlas visit the Heinkel

One of our recent articles was about the Czechoslovak connection to the new Heinkel bomber exhibit at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge Kent. We are pleased to see that Jaromír Marek, UK correspondent for Český rozhlas, came down … Continue reading

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Slovak Ambassador at Capel le Ferne

To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the Slovak Ambassador to the UK, HE Ambassador Ľubomír Rehák and Defence Attaché Col Jan Goceliak made an informal visit to the National Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel le … Continue reading

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Battle of Britain – 80th Anniversary

80. výročím bitvy o Británii The 10 July 2020 marks the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain in which 2938 allied airmen participated. 10. červenec 2020 je 80. výročím bitvy o Británii. Tohoto střetnutí se zúčastnilo 2.938 spojeneckých letců. … Continue reading

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South West Battle of Britain Memorial

With 2020 being the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a worthy project to remember the 544 fallen Allied airmen of that battle, eight of whom were Czechoslovak. More details of this worthy project where you can make your … Continue reading

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Czech the Czech connection

The Kent Battle of Britain Museum at Hawkinge, Kent, UK, houses the world’s largest collection of artifacts and memorabilia from that 16 week battle. The Kent Battle of Britain Museum v britském Kentu uchovává největší světovou sbírku artefaktů a památek … Continue reading

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Svatopluk Janouch – One of the Few

Svatopluk JANOUCH – One of the Few …………….* 06.11.1913. Holín, Jičín. …………….† 12.04.66. New York, USA. Pre WW2: Svatopluk Janouch was born on 6 November 1913 in the village of Holín, near Jičín, about 50 miles North-East of Prague. He … Continue reading

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Rudolf Ptacek – One of the Few

Rudolf PTÁČEK – One of the Few Jeden z hrstky …………….* 19.04.1918. Kostelec nad Orlicí. …………….† 28.03.1942. English Channel, Cap Gris Nez. Pre WW2: Před válkou: Rudolf Ptáček was born on 19 April 1918 in Kostelec nad Orlici, then part … Continue reading

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Honour to the Czech Cloverleaf

Tribute to the Czech cloverleaf. Pocta Českému čtyřlístku. On 4 September 1939, the Czechoslovak Aviation unit, was formed at Puławy Gora airfield, Poland and commanded by Captain Bohumil Liška. The unit had 60 Czechoslovaks consisting of pilots, maintenance, and technical … Continue reading

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Czechs at St Georges Chapel, Biggin Hill.

Biggin Hill, 25th January 2020 Biggin Hill, 25. ledna 2020 Let me share a few pictures of St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance in Biggin Hill. It is a special place for RAF history and also commemorates allies who flew … Continue reading

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