Category Archives: Ceremony

Wellington Z8838 Remembered

Vzpomínka na Wellington Z8838 After a long postponement due to Covid-19, the crash-site of 311 Sqn Wellington Z8838 was finally commemorated at Middenmeer, Holland on 9 October 2021. The event was the instigation of the Hollands Kroon Association in cooperation … Continue reading

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Adolf Jurman Memorial Plaque unveiled

Odhalení pamětní desky Adolfu Jurmanovi On 21 August 2021, a memorial plaque to commemorate F/Lt Adolf Jurman was unveiled at his former family home at Olešnička, near Žďár nad Sázavou in the Czech Republic. 21. sprna 2021 byla odhalena pamětní … Continue reading

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Returning Home August 1945 – Victory Parade

With the Czechoslovak airmen from the three fighter units – 310, 312 and 313 squadrons who returned home on 13 August 1945 and 311 Sqn airmen returning two days later, a Victory Parade was held for them in Prague. S … Continue reading

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Allied Aircrew Memorial in Guernsey 8 May 2021

Pomník spojeneckých letců na Guernsey 8. května 2021 Liberation Day in the Czech Republic is the national holiday commemorating the liberation of Czechoslovakia by Allied Forces on the 8th of May 1945 following six years of occupation by German forces. … 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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RAF Rehabilitation Ceremony – 13.09.91.

Slavnostní akt Rehabilitace letců RAF – 13.9.1991 On 13 September 1991 a ceremony to ‘morally and politically rehabilitate the Czechoslovak men and women was held at the Palace of Culture, Prague. Rehabilitation awards for the suffering caused by the Communist … Continue reading

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Josef Frantisek – 80th Anniversary

On 10 October 2020, a ceremony was held at Otaslavice to commemorate the 80th anniversary of its most famous son – Sgt Josef František – who lost his life during a flying incident when returning from a combat patrol on … Continue reading

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Jiri Kucera – 17.9.20. Roundnice nad Labem

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Karel Kunka – 11.09.20. – Oslavany

Oslavany aktuálně UPOZORNĚNÍ A ZÁROVEŇ I OMLUVA ZA MALĚ OMEZENÍ Z technických důvodů bude na staré části náměstí 13. prosince od 10. září 2020 od 6:00 hodin omezeno parkování a potom od 11. září 2020 od 12:00 hodin do cca … Continue reading

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311 Sqn 80th Anniversary – Part I – RAF Honington

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of 311 (Czechoslovak) Sqn on 29 July 1940, a commemoration service was held in the memorial garden at RAF Honington, Suffolk. The ceremony was held in the presence of His Excellency Alois Opatrný, Deputy Ambassador … Continue reading

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