Category Archives: Cemetries

311 Sqn 80th Anniversary – Part III – East Wretham

After the main ceremony held earlier at RAF Honnington, and the nearby Honington cemetery, the final location for the days events was to St Ethelbert’s Church at East Wretham, where the graves of twelve airmen from 311 (Czechoslovak) Sqn are … Continue reading

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Visiting Brookwood

The post-WW2 Czechoslovak cemetery at Brookwood today.

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Never Forgotten – Part 5 West Midlands and Liverpool

6 February 2020 From the notes of Ambassador Libor Sečka: Zápisky velvyslance Libora Sečky: That was a record! In the fifth stage of our quest to discover the graves and especially the stories of Czechoslovak soldiers in Great Britain, my … Continue reading

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Never Forgotten – Part 4 Sussex and Surrey

Ambassador Libor Sečka set off to visit the graves of Czechoslovak airmen and soldiers also in the previous week. On his journey to pay his respects to the war heroes buried in Surrey and Sussex, he was accompanied by the … Continue reading

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Never Forgotten Project – Cotswolds – 24 January 2020

Etapa č. 3 – Cotswolds – 24. ledna 2020 From the notes of Ambassador Libor Sečka: Zápisky velvyslance Libora Sečky: Map key: Mapy číslo : Cemetery: Hřbitov : Town: Město : 1 Yatesbury (All Saints Churchyard) Yatesbury 2 Chippenham (London … 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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Brookwood Christmas Remembrance 2019

For Christmas 2019, as in recent years, a team of our volunteers, again visited Brookwood to remember the Czechoslovak military graves there. Tak jako v předchozích letech, tak i o Vánocích roku 2019, navštívila skupina dobrovolníků Brookwood, aby si připomněla … Continue reading

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Project CzRAF100 – part II

2018 was a historic year, not only was it the 100th anniversary of founding of the State of Czechoslovakia, on 28 October 1918, but also the 100th anniversary of the formation of the RAF, and also the 100th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Vitezslav Rosik remembered in Ethiopia

Group Captain Vítězslav Josef Rosík was born 23 December 1895 in Bzová, near Bojkovice, Czechoslovakia. His schooling commenced with two years at Uherske Hradiste, then at High School at Uherský Brod and then onto the Technical College at Brno where … Continue reading

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Christmas Remembrance at Brookwood

Vánoční zastavení na hřbitově v Brookwoodu. From an initial idea about the Czechoslovak graves at Brookwood, an initiative developed to place candles against each of the 130 graves so that those Czechoslovak airmen and soldiers were remembered at Christmas. Prvotní … Continue reading

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