Category Archives: Battle of Britain

Antonin Velebnovsky – One of the Few

Antonín VELEBNOVSKÝ – One of the Few jeden z hrstky …………….* 15.04.1915, Jablunkov. …………….† 21.07.41, Petworth, near Chichester Pre WW2: Před 2. světovou válkou: Antonín Velebnovský was born on 15 April 1915 in Jablunkov, near the Polish border, in the … Continue reading

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Vaclav Cukr – one of the Few

 Václav CUKR – One of the Few jeden z hrstky …………….* 16.10.1913. Prague. …………….† 24.10.89. Christchurch, New Zealand. Pre WW2 / Před 2. světovou válkou: Václav Cukr was born on 16 October 1913 in Prague, the son of Václav, … Continue reading

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81st Anniversary – Remembering the 88 Czechoslovaks

81. výročí – Vzpomínka na 88 československých pilotů The Battle of Britain took place between 10 July and 31 October 1940 with some 2,938 Allied airmen flying in that conflict. Bitva se odehrála v období mezi 10.červencem a 31. říjnem … Continue reading

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Czeching out Tangmere – part I

Češi v Tangmere – 1. část The Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is located on the former WW2 Tangmere airfield used by 310,312 and 313 Czechoslovak squadrons as well as 1 Sqn in which several Czechoslovak pilots, including F/Lt Karel Kuttelwascher … Continue reading

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Slovak Ambassador visits Battle of Britain Kent.

Veľvyslanec SR v Británii navštívil Múzeum Boja o Britániu v Kente On 10 June, H.E.Róbert Ondrejcsák and Col Vladimír Stolárik, Defence Attaché from the Slovak Embassy, London came the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge and The National Battle of … Continue reading

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Re-czeching the Czech Battle of Britain connection

Oživení české účasti v Bitvě o Británii On 8 June, Col Jiří Niedoba, Czech Defence Attaché, in his final few days in the UK before returning to the Czech Republic and retiring from the Czech Army, revisited Battle of Britain … Continue reading

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8th May 2021 – 76th anniversary of VE Day

The 8th May 2021 marks the 76th anniversary of VE Day – the end of WW2 in Europe. During their service in the RAF for that conflict, 512 Czechoslovak airmen, including 2 WAAF’s, from some 2512, were to lose their … Continue reading

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Remembering the 88

Remembering the 88 Czechoslovak pilots who flew in the Battle of Britain. Připomínáme si 88 československých pilotů, kteří létali v bitvě o Británii The Battle of Britain took place between 10 July and 31 October 1940 with some 2,938 Allied … Continue reading

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More Czechoslovak connection at the Kent BoB Museum

Další československé prolnutí do Kent Battle of Britain Museum There is now a new Czechoslovak exhibit at the world-renowned Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Kent. Following re-researching of records and new information regarding recovered items from a Hurricane excavation near … Continue reading

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Karel Seda – My Journey to War

Karel Šeda – Moje cesta do války. The German occupation of Czechoslovakia on 15 March 1939, meant that the Bohemia and Moravia regions of the country were now the Reich Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren), while … Continue reading

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