Category Archives: Memorial

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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Pribor RAF airmen remembered

The Czechoslovak RAF airmen from the Příbor district were remembered by a FCAFA volunteer who placed one of our bouquets at the Airmen’s Memorial. Jeden z dobrovolníků FCAFA vzpomněl na československé letce RAF z okresu Příbor a položil kytici u … Continue reading

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Brookwood 12.12.20. – part I

On 12 December, the Czechoslovak graves at Brookwood cemetery were again remembered for Christmas, in an informal, covid-19 compliant informal event. Dne 12. prosince 2020 se opět konala vánoční vzpomínka u československých hrobů na hřbitově v Brookwoodu. This year we … Continue reading

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Slovak Embassy Battle of Britain Remembrance visit

On Friday 30th October 2020, Ambassador HE Ľubomír Rehák, and Col. Vladimír Stolárik, the new Defence Attaché at the Slovak Embassy came to Kent to visit two significant Battle of Britain locations. The Kent Battle of Britain Museum: First stop … Continue reading

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28 October 2020 – Runnymede

To commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the founding of the State of the Czechoslovak Republic on 28 October 1918, the 149 Czechoslovak airmen who are commemorated at the Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede were remembered. Ve středu 28. října jsme … Continue reading

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Czeching out the Battle of Britain.

Česká připomínka bitvy o Británii On 6 August Col Jiří Niedoba, Defence Attaché and CWO Tomáš Kašpar, Defence Attaché Assistant from the Czech Embassy London, made a private visit to the National Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel le Ferne, … Continue reading

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South West Battle of Britain Memorial

With 2020 being the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a worthy project to remember the 544 fallen Allied airmen of that battle, eight of whom were Czechoslovak. More details of this worthy project where you can make your … Continue reading

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Bohumil Liska – Memorial Plaque unveiling

Odhalení pamětní desky Bohumilu Liškovi The unveiling of the Memorial Plaque for W/Cmdr Bohumill Liška, at his home at Lázně Bělohrad, in 2000. Odhalení pamětní desky W/Cmdr. Bohumilu Liškovi na jeho domě v Lázních Bělehrad v roce 2000. Video © … Continue reading

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Honour to the Czech Cloverleaf

Tribute to the Czech cloverleaf. Pocta Českému čtyřlístku. On 4 September 1939, the Czechoslovak Aviation unit, was formed at Puławy Gora airfield, Poland and commanded by Captain Bohumil Liška. The unit had 60 Czechoslovaks consisting of pilots, maintenance, and technical … Continue reading

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Czechs at St Georges Chapel, Biggin Hill.

Biggin Hill, 25th January 2020 Biggin Hill, 25. ledna 2020 Let me share a few pictures of St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance in Biggin Hill. It is a special place for RAF history and also commemorates allies who flew … Continue reading

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