Category Archives: Battle of Britain

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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Never Forgotten Project – trip 1 to Kent

On 10 January 2020 the Embassy of the Czech Republic, London announced their forthcoming project ‘Never Forgotten’ to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. During 2020, the Ambassador H.E.Libor Sečka aims to visit all … Continue reading

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National Battle of Britain Memorial

View Map Location Pohled na mapu umístění. _______________________________________________________________ Support a Czechoslovak Battle of Britain pilot Podpora československých letců v bitvě o Británii You can sponsor any of the 88 Czechoslovak pilots, or any other pilots named on the Christopher Foxley-Norris … Continue reading

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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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Vilem Goth – 79th Anniversary – 25.10.1940.

The 25 October 2019 is the 79th anniversary of the death of Vilém Göth, the seventh Czechoslovak pilot to be killed during the Battle of Britain. An English / Czech biography on Vilém Göth here

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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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