Category Archives: Not Forgotton

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 Jeden z hrstky …………….* 19.04.1918. Kostelec nad Orlicí. …………….† 28.03.1942. English Channel, Cap Gris Nez. Pre WW2: Před válkou: Rudolf Ptáček was born on 19 April 1918 in Kostelec nad Orlici, then part … 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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Never Forgotten – Part 5 West Midlands and Liverpool

6 February 2020 From the notes of Ambassador Libor Sečka: Zápisky velvyslance Libora Sečky: That was a record! In the fifth stage of our quest to discover the graves and especially the stories of Czechoslovak soldiers in Great Britain, my … Continue reading

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Never Forgotten – Part 4 Sussex and Surrey

Ambassador Libor Sečka set off to visit the graves of Czechoslovak airmen and soldiers also in the previous week. On his journey to pay his respects to the war heroes buried in Surrey and Sussex, he was accompanied by the … 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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