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Doomed Czechoslovakia

A documentary giving an insight into the lead up to the Munich Agreement of 30 September 1938 and the subsequent German occupation of Czechoslovakia on 15 March 1939.

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Dutch Airwar Studygroup 1939-1945 research

An excellent on-line research tool by the Dutch Airwar Studygroup 1939-1945 which documents all Czechoslovak RAF aircraft that crashed in Holland during WW2 here

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Czechoslovak Air Force pilots and navigator badges

Reproduction 1939 period Czechoslovak Air Force Pilots and Navigator badges are now available from SM Parapresent in the Czech Republic. Reprodukce československých pilotních odznaků polních pilotů a polních pozorovatelů v provedení z roku 1939 jsou nyní na prodej u frimy … Continue reading

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Disrespect at the Winged Lion Monument!

Neúcta k pomníku okřídleného lva! In June 2014, the Winged Lion monument was unveiled at Klárov, Prague; a gesture from the British ex-pat community in the Czech and Slovak Republics to thank Czechoslovakia for its men and women who served … Continue reading

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Air Cafe Brno

For Czechoslovak RAF airmen relatives and enthusiasts, a key location to visit when in Brno is the Air Café. Pro všechny příbuzné letců RAF a také jejich sympatizanty, kteří navštíví město Brno, je nemyslitelné, že by nenavštívili jejich kultovní místo … Continue reading

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Czech involvement with RAF Transport Squadrons

Czech involvement with 105 OTU plus 511, 246 and other transport Squadrons in the RAF During the latter war years an ever-increasing number of Czechoslovak airmen were syphoned off from operational duties to take up a transport role, initially with … Continue reading

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311 Sqn Bomber Command loss search

A useful guide to search for the Czechoslovak RAF airmen of 311 Sqn who died whilst serving in RAF Bomber Command : Užitečný průvodce pro vyhledávání jmen československých letců u 311. bombardovací perutě, kteří zemřeli během služby v RAF : … Continue reading

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Free Czechoslovak Forces in Great Britain from 1940

Free Czechoslovak Forces in Great Britain from 1940 A historical and philatelic study by Richard Beith FRPSL Monograph 30 completes a series of three monographs covering the Czechoslovak Forces in the West between 1939 and 1945: No. 26 (France 1939-1940), … Continue reading

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Training of Czechoslovak airmen in Canada

The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) was probably the largest training plan in the history of military aviation. It was to be responsible for training almost half of all pilots, navigators, bomb aimers, air gunners, wireless operators and flight … Continue reading

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Medals awarded to Czechoslovak airmen from other Nations

In addition to Czechoslovak and British medals being awarded to Czechoslovak RAF airmen during WW2, some were also awarded from other nations as well. Usually these were from Poland and France in whose Air Forces the airmen had fought prior … Continue reading

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