Category Archives: Battle of Britain

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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Josef Frantisek – Top-scoring Battle of Britain Pilot

Peter Sharpe and Chris John examine the brief but fiery career of the top-scoring Battle of Britain pilot. AMONG HIS CZECH countrymen, known for their sober and mannerly temperament, Josef František was the exception who proved the rule. He should … Continue reading

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Adolf Vrana – One of the Few

Adolf ‘Ada’ Vrána – jeden z “mála …………………….* 27. 10. 1908. …………………….† 25. 02. 1997. Pre-WW2: Před druhou světovou válkou: Adolf ‘Ada’ Vrána was born at Nové Pace on 27 October 1908, the second-born son of Josef Vrána, a police … Continue reading

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Jaroslav Sterbacek – the first Czechoslovak RAF loss

The 31 August 2018 is the 78th anniversary of the loss of P/O Jaroslav Štěbáček, pilot with 310 (Czechoslovak) Sqn. during the Battle of Britain. Na datum 31.srpna 2018 připadá 78. výročí úmrtí P/O Jaroslava Štěrbáčka, pilota 310. (československé) perutě … Continue reading

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Vladimir Zaoral – One of the Few

Vladimír Zaoral – jeden z “mála …………………….* 05. 02. 1915. …………………….† 19. 11. 1941. Pre WW2 Období před druhou světovou válkou Vladimír Zaoral was born on 5 February 1915 at Tvorovice, near Prostějov, he later moved with his mother, Marie … Continue reading

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2018 Capel le Ferne Battle of Britain Memorial Ceremony

2018 Vzpomínková slavnost u Památníku Bitvy o Británii v Capel le Ferne. This year’s annual ceremony by the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, at the National Memorial to the Few, was held in excellent weather on 1 July. Not only … Continue reading

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2018 Battle of Britain Memorial Day, Capel-le-Ferne

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Czech Radio visits the Kent Battle of Britain Museum.

Ian Willoughby reporter with Czech Radio, Prague, visits the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, to learn more about the 88 Czechoslovak pilots who fought in that battle. The interview with David Brocklehurst, the museum Chairman and curator is here. More … Continue reading

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2017 Capel le Ferne Battle of Britain Memorial Ceremony

The 77th Anniversary to commemorate the Battle of Britain was held on 9 July 2017 at the National Battle of Britain Memorial, at Capel-le-Ferne, Kent. It was a well attended ceremony in exceptionally hot and sunny conditions. Guests included Viscount … Continue reading

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