Category Archives: Battle of Britain

Czechoslovak RAF Airmen remembered

Připomínka českosloveských letců v RAF Czech Air Force, Army and Special Forces veterans prap Milan Bruna, mjr Vladímir Ganzar, rtm Martin Havránek, pplk Robert Hejtmánek, pprp Tomáš Hejtmánek, rtm Ivan Hipšr, prap Roman Hoňka, plk Jan Hronek, mjr Eduard Krainer, … Continue reading

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Emil Fechtner – One of the Few

Emil FECHTNER – Jeden z hrstky ………………..* 16.10.1916. Prague. ………………..† 29.10.1940. Whittlesford, UK Pre WW2: Emil Fechtner was born on 16 October 1916, in the Žižkov District of Prague, Czechoslovakia. The family later moved to Hradec Králové because of his … Continue reading

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Otto Hanzlicek – One of the Few

Otto HANZLÍČEK – Jeden z hrstky ………………..* 18.06.1911. Ústí nad Labem ………………..† 10.10.1940. Ellesmere Point, UK Pre WW2: Před druhou světovou válkou: Otto Hanzlíček was born on 18 June 1911 at Ústí nad Labem, in the north-eastern region of Czechoslovakia, … Continue reading

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Jaroslav Hlavac – One of the Few

Jaroslav HLAVÁČ – Jeden z hrstky ………………..* 11.10.1914. Petřvald. ………………..† 10.10.1940. Wareham, UK Pre WW2: Jaroslav Hlaváč was born 11 October 1914 at Petřvald, a village, about 10 km east of Ostrava, in the Moravia region of Czechoslovakia. He attended … Continue reading

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Josef Frantisek – 79th Anniversary – 08.10.1940.

The 8 October 2019 is the 79th anniversary of the death of Josef František who, at the time of his death, was the most successful Allied pilot of the Battle of Britain. His untimely death, in a flying accident, came … Continue reading

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Vladimir Horsky – One of the Few

Vladimír HORSKÝ – Jeden z hrstky ………………..* 11.02.1914. Břuchotín, Olomouc ………………..† 26.09.1940. Isle of Wight, UK Pre WW2 Před 2. svět. válkou Vladimír Horský was born 11 February 1914 at Břuchotín, a village north of Olomouc, in the Moravia region … Continue reading

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Frantisek Marek – One of The Few

František MAREK – Jeden z hrstky ………………..* 30.01.1913. Nové Hodějovice ………………..† 14.09.1940. Horndon-on-the-Hill, UK Pre WW2 Před druhou světovou válkou František Marek was born 30 January 1913 at Nové Hodějovice, near České Budějovice on the south-western region of Czechoslovakia. On … Continue reading

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2019 Battle of Britain Ceremony, Capel le Ferne

The 79th anniversary of the Battle of Britain was held today at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne, Kent. Many wreaths were laid at this well-attended ceremony, Col. Jiří Niedoba, Defence Attaché at the Czech Embassy, London, laying … Continue reading

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Czech Prime Minister remembers the Czechoslovak Battle of Britain pilots

On Wednesday 24 October 2018, whilst on an official visit to London, Andrej Babiš, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic visited the London Battle of Britain memorial on the Embankment, to lay a wreath and pay his respects to the … Continue reading

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Josef Frantisek – Remembered Today

The 7 October 2018 is the 105th anniversary of the birth of Josef František in Dolní Otaslavice, Czechoslovakia. He was the most successful Allied fighter pilot during the Battle of Britain with 17 Luftwaffe aircraft shot down in 28 days … Continue reading

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