Category Archives: Not Forgotton

Nieuwe Niedorp – Excavation Completed

Nieuwe Niedorp – Výkopové práce ukončeny Started on 25 May, the excavation of 311 (Czechoslovak) Sqn Wellington KX-T, T2990 was completed yesterday (17 June), after nearly four weeks and earlier than the original expectation of mid July. Včera (17. června), … Continue reading

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Slovak Ambassador visits Battle of Britain Kent.

On 10 June, concluding a busy week in Kent for rememberance of the 88 Czechoslovak Battle of Britain pilots. H.E.Róbert Ondrejcsák and Col Vladimír Stolárik, Defence Attaché from the Slovak Embassy, London came the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge … Continue reading

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Re-czeching the Czech Battle of Britain connection

Oživení české účasti v Bitvě o Británii On 8 June, Col Jiří Niedoba, Czech Defence Attaché, in his final few days in the UK before returning to the Czech Republic and retiring from the Czech Army, revisited Battle of Britain … Continue reading

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Nieuwe Niedorp – 03.06.2021.

During late May 2021, the recovery of 311 Sqn Wellington T2990 started, nearly 80 years since it had crashed at Nieuwe Niedorp on 23 June 1941. Na konci května 2021 bylo zahájeno vyzvedávání trosek bombardéru Vickers Wellington 1c T2990 patřící … Continue reading

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Nieuwe Niedorp

This afternoon’s speech by Rian van Dam, Mayor of Nieuwe Niedorp, at the Press Conference about the Wellington T2990 crash site excavation. _______________________________________________________________ Ladies and gentlemen, On behalf of the municipality of Hollands Kroon I would like to welcome you … 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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Thank you Milena

Děkujeme, Mileno Whilst on a visit to Poland, in 2019, for the 75th anniversary of the Great Escape, from Stalag Luft III Prisoner of War camp at Żagań, Milena Kolaříková BEM, also visited the CWGC (Commonwealth War Graves Commission) Section … Continue reading

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8 May 2021 – Not just Runnymede

8. květen 2021 – Nejen Runnymede On the 76th Anniversary of VE Day, in addition to remembering the 149 fallen Czechoslovak RAF airmen who are named at the Air Forces Memorial, at Runnymede, the Free Czechoslovak Air Force Associates ltd … 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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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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