Category Archives: Into exile

Frantisek Perina remembered

Vzpominka na Františka Peřinu On 9 April 2011 the village of Morkůvky, nr Brno in the Moravian Region of the Czech Republic, commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the birth its most famous son: Dne 9. dubna 2011 nedaleko Brna v … Continue reading

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German Occupation 1938

War was never declared between Czechoslovakia and Germany. At 01:30 on 30 September 1938 the Munich Agreement was signed by Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Neville Chamberlain and Édouard Daladier the leaders of Nazi Germany, Italy, Great Britain and France respectively. … Continue reading

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Vit Angetter

. . Vít Angetter . . . ..*  25 February 1921 †  24 October 2009 . . Vít Angetter, was a man who fought as a pilot not only in WWII
 but also, as one of the very few, in … Continue reading

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They Flew to Exile 1950

Úlety do exilu v roce 1950 Time was now running out for the ex-RAF airmen many of whom knew that they were under observation from the Státní bezpečnost [StB] – the Czechoslovak Secret Police – and it would only be … Continue reading

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They Flew to Exile 1949

Úlety do exilu v roce 1949 By 1949 escaping by aircraft was becoming more difficult because many of the ex-RAF airmen serving in the Czechoslovak Air Force had been dismissed or had been grounded and so their access to aircraft … Continue reading

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They Flew to Exile 1948

Úlety do exilu v roce 1948 With the end of World War 2, the Czechoslovak RAF personnel were finally permitted to return to their homeland in August 1945 – some three months after the war had finished. Whilst stationed in … Continue reading

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Frantisek Perina

General of the Skies Generál nebe František Peřina * 8 April 1911 † 6 May 2006 František Peřina was born 8 April 1911 in the village of Morkůvky. The village was in a remote farming area about 30km from Brno … Continue reading

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