Category Archives: Not Forgotton

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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Runnymede 2020 Remembrance

VIRTUAL SERVICE OF COMMEMORATION AIR FORCES MEMORIAL, RUNNYMEDE Virtuální pietní akt RAF v Runnymede This virtual service is a unique collaboration between the Royal Air Force and the armed forces broadcaster (BFBS). The collective intention is to ensure that the … Continue reading

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Brno – 1.10.2020. – 311 Sqn

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75th Anniversary of VE Day

75. výročí vítězství nad nacismem Remembering the Czechoslovak airmen who died in the fight for the liberation of their homeland during WW2. Připomínáme si československé letce, kteří padli v boji za svobodu své vlasti ve druhé světové válce.

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Svatopluk Janouch – One of the Few

Svatopluk JANOUCH – One of the Few …………….* 06.11.1913. Holín, Jičín. …………….† 12.04.66. New York, USA. Pre WW2: Svatopluk Janouch was born on 6 November 1913 in the village of Holín, near Jičín, about 50 miles North-East of Prague. He … Continue reading

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Rudolf Ptacek – One of the Few

Rudolf PTÁČEK – One of the Few …………….* 19.04.1918. Kostelec nad Orlicí. …………….† 28.03.1942. English Channel, Cap Gris Nez. Pre WW2: Rudolf Ptáček was born on 19 April 1918 in Kostelec nad Orlici, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His … Continue reading

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Ladislav Bilik

Ladislav BILÍK ………………..* 22.06.1918. Osvětimany. ………………..† 16.08.1949. Uherské Hradiště Před válkou Pre-War Narodil se 22. června 1918 v Osvětimanech, jako nemanželský syn Františky Bilíkové. Vyučil se zahradníkem a následně byl zaměstnán u firmy Vaněk v Chrudimi, od roku 1937 jako … Continue reading

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denik.cz – shameful behaviour

denik.cz – ostudné chování The 24 March 1950 is a notable day in Czechoslovak post-WW2 history, as this was the day 3 ČSA DC3’s were hijacked by 7 former Czechoslovak RAF airmen, who crewed these aircraft, for what was supposed … 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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Visiting Brookwood

The post-WW2 Czechoslovak cemetery at Brookwood today.

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