Category Archives: Cemetries

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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Brookwood Remembrance bench

Vzpomínková lavička v Brookwoodu. Brookwood has been the location for many remembrance events to remember the Czechoslovak RAF airmen and soldiers who served in Allied forces during WW2; from State Presidents, Government Ministers, Ambassadors to a steady stream of Czech … Continue reading

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Remembered in the Bahamas – 2017

Upomínková akce na Bahamách – 2017 The six Czechoslovak RAF airmen who are buried at CWGC Nassau are remembered. Vzpomínka byla věnována šestici československých letců RAF, kteří jsou pohřbeni na CWGC (Commonwealth War Graves Commission) v Nassau, hlavním městě Baham. … Continue reading

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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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