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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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The RAF Czechoslovak Depot – Cosford

The RAF Czechoslovak Depot – Cosford Entry to the Royal Air Force. The thoughts and feelings of a young unknown Czechoslovak airman recruit about his first day experience at the Czechoslovak Depot, Cosford : – Imagine yourself standing in front … Continue reading

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RAF Exhibition – Police 17. 6. 17.

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Sponsor a Czechoslovak Battle of Britain pilot

Sponzorujte československé piloty z bitvy o Britanii Have you thought about sponsoring one of the 88 Czechoslovak Battle of Britain pilots, listed below who are named on the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall, at the National Battle of Britain Memorial, at … Continue reading

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Alois Vasatko – 19:00 – 11. 5. 2017. – Celakovice

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Czechoslovak RAF airmen in the Caribbean

A history of Czech aircrew trainees at 111 OTU, Bahamas during World War 2 The last Czechoslovak aircrews passed out from No.6 (C) OTU at Silloth in August 1943 and shortly after the ‘Czech Flight’ was disbanded. A new training … Continue reading

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