Category Archives: Not Forgotton

Jiri Mares Remembered

Many thanks to Jolanda Hoevenberg, who on 5 May, the anniversary of the liberation of Holland, visited Lemmer General Cemetery, Lemsterland, Holland and kindly placed chrysanthemums at the grave of Sgt Jiří Mareš. Sgt Jiří Mareš was a 25-year-old, 311 … Continue reading

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Ivo Peter Tonder

F/Lt Ivo Peter Tonder ………..* 16.04.1913, Praha, Czechoslovakia. ……….† 04.05.1995, Henley-on-Thames, UK. Příslušníkem 312. perutě od října 1940 do června 1942 Ivo Tonder před válkou sloužil u 1. pluku. Po okupaci Československa byl demobilizován a pracoval v továrně Aero jako … Continue reading

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Dutch remembrance of Czechoslovak RAF airmen.

The four Czechoslovak RAF airmen interred at Oosterwolde General Cemetery, Holland, were remembered in a service held there on 15 April 2019. The event was organised by the Oldebroek Municipality, the Oosterwolde Orange Committee, the Oosterwolde Village Association and the … Continue reading

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The fate of Viktor Waidlich

Český televizní dokument o vojínovi Viktoru Waidlichovi, který sloužil za druhé světové války u pozemího personálu 311. perutě. A Czech language TV documentary about AC2 Viktor Waidlich, who served as a member of 311 Sqn groundstaff during WW2. Po komunistickém … Continue reading

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Erazim Vesely remembered

A memorial plaque was unveiled 9 March 2019 for F/Lt Erazim Veselý at his birthplace at the family home at Tachovská 249, Planá. F/Lt Erazim Veselý had served as a navigator with 311 Squadron during WW2. 9.3.2019 byla na domě … Continue reading

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Josef Rechka – A hero amongst us

An article, by Mike Le Galle, in the February 2019 newsletter of the Jersey Aero Club, about Josef Řechka, 310 Sqn Battle of Britain pilot. The Jersey Aero Club has seen many famous pilot members over its history, some lived … Continue reading

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Remembering two airmen from Budisov and Hodov

Vzpomínka na Františka Horkého a Leonharda Smrčka – letce RAF, kteří bojovali ve druhé světové válce. In Memory of RAF airmen who fought in World War II: František Horký and Leonhard Smrček V letošním roce 2018 si připomínáme řadu významných … Continue reading

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IBCC – Lincoln

The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) at Lincoln, UK, with the Walls of Names, was unveiled on 12th April 2018. It serves as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for those who died whilst serving with RAF Bomber Command … Continue reading

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Czechoslovak airmen in WW2

A collection of eight WW2 news clips about Czechoslovak RAF airmen during WW2. The clips cover Alexander Hess and 310 Sqn at Duxford, President Eduard Beneš at Honnington with 311 Sqn, Karel Kuttelwascher medal award and separate interview, 311 Sqn … Continue reading

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Jiri Hartman – My D-Day

S/Ldr Jiří Hartman DFC was, at that time a F/Lt with 310 Sqn, and was ‘A’ Flight Commander (Red 1) at the time of D-Day – the Allied invasion of Europe on 6 June 1944. At that time all three … Continue reading

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