Category Archives: Battle of Britain

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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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 hrstky …………………….* 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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