Category Archives: Cemetries

Barbora pilgrimage to remember fallen Czechoslovak RAF airmen

The catalyst for this trip originated about six months ago when my 15 year old daughter, Barbora, had just had read a book about Stanislav FEJFAR – A Fighter Pilot’s Call to Arms’ – and we talked about the Czechoslovak … Continue reading

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Czech Spitfire Club remembers Jaroslav Sterbacek

On 27 May 2016, the Czech Spitfire Club, of Jihlava, Czech Republic, remembered Jaroslav Štěbáček’s symbolic grave at Brookwood Cemetery. Jaroslav Štěbáček was the first Czechoslovak airmen to be killed in RAF service during WW2.

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Brookwood – 71st Anniversary

The 71st anniversary of the end of WW2 was commemorated at Brookwood at 14:00 on 7 May 2016. The well attended ceremony was honoured with the attendances of His Excellency Libor Sečka, Ambassador of the Czech Republic, His Excellency Ĺubomír … Continue reading

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Not Forgotten – Southern England

Map key: Cemetery: Town: 1 Chichester Cemetery Chichester 2 Ringwood Town Cemetery Ringwood 3 Salisbury (Devizes Road) Cemetery Salisbury 4 Chippenham (London Road) Cemetery Chippenham 5 Yatesbury (All Saints Churchyard) Yatesbury 6 Cirencester Cemetery Cirencester 7 Watchfield Military Cemetery Watchfield … Continue reading

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Cathays to Prostějov – Jaroslav Kulhavy

An extract from the ‘Newsletter for the Friends of Cathays Cemetery’ Výpis z ‘Newsletter pro přátele hřbitova Cathays’. In the north-east corner of Section E-K, you will find the grave of Jaroslav Kulhavý. Although provided by the Commonwealth War Graves … Continue reading

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Czechoslovak RAF Locations map

An online world map showing locations which have a connection to the Czechoslovak men and women who served in the RAF during WW2. Tato on-line světová mapa ukazuje místa, která mají připomínat československé muže a ženy, kteří sloužili u RAF … Continue reading

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Not Forgotten- East Anglia

Map key: Cemetery: Town: 1 Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Southend-on-Sea 2 Dagenham Eastbrookend cemetery Dagenham 3 Hornchurch Hornchurch 4 North Weald Bassett North Weald 5 Whittlesford (SS. Mary and Andrew) Churchyard Whittlesford 6 Haverhill Haverhill 7 Cambridge City Cemetery Cambridge 8 … Continue reading

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Olsany – 2nd September 2015

Remembrance at Olšany cemetery, Prague, 2 September 2015. Video credit : Jan Šinagl

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Not Forgotten – Midlands

Map key: Cemetery: Town: 1 West Bromwich, (All Saints Churchyard Extension) West Bromwich 2 Penn Fields (St Philip) Wolverhampton 3 Donnington (St. Cuthbert Churchyard) Donnington 4 Wellington General Cemetery Wellington 5 Stoke-upon-Tern (St Peter Church Cemetery) Stoke-upn-Tern 6 Market Drayton … Continue reading

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The Other Side Of Brookwood

Na druhé straně Brookwoodu. Many visitors to Brookwood cemetery are familiar with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission [CWGC] section where 5,072 Commonwealth fallen from the two World Wars are interred. Their headstones, all neatly laid out, are always a sobering … Continue reading

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