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Josef Frantisek Hurricane

Hurricane „Josef František“ 2020 is the 80th Anniversary Year of The Battle of Britain, and the 80th anniversary of the formation of 310, 311 and 312 (Czechoslovak) squadrons in the RAF. It is also the 75th Anniversary of the return … Continue reading

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13 August 1945 – Finally Home

13. srpen 1945 – Poslední doma Před 75 lety se do vlasti vrátili českoslovenští letci, kteří za 2. světové války bojovali ve Velké Británii. Přestože do zahraničního odboje odcházeli mezi prvními, jako celek se mohli vrátit až jako ti úplně … Continue reading

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Frantisek Behal

František BĚHAL …………….* 18.03.1912., Želátovice, Přerov. …………….† 11.04.1941., Selsdon Park, Surrey, UK. Pre WW2 Před druhou světovou válkou František was born 18 March 1912 in Želátovice, in the Olomouc region of what was to become Czechoslovakia in 1918. He completed … 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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311 Sqn 80th Anniversary – Part III – East Wretham

After the main ceremony held earlier at RAF Honnington, and the nearby Honington cemetery, the final location for the days events was to St Ethelbert’s Church at East Wretham, where the graves of twelve airmen from 311 (Czechoslovak) Sqn are … Continue reading

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311 Sqn 80th Anniversary – Part II – Honington Cemetery

After the main ceremony held earlier at RAF Honnington, the next stop was at the nearby Honington cemetery where the graves of seven airmen from 311 (Czechoslovak) Sqn are located. With an Honour Guard and Standard from 22nd Helicopter Base … Continue reading

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311 Sqn 80th Anniversary – Part I – RAF Honington

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of 311 (Czechoslovak) Sqn on 29 July 1940, a commemoration service was held in the memorial garden at RAF Honington, Suffolk. The ceremony was held in the presence of His Excellency Alois Opatrný, Deputy Ambassador … Continue reading

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80th Anniversary – 311 Czechoslovak Sqn RAF

80th Anniversary 29th July 2020 the 80th Anniversary of the formation of 311 Squadron the Czechoslovak Bomber / Coastal Command Squadron in the Royal Air Force. _______________________________________________________________ 29.července 2020, 80. výročí založení 311. perutě Československá peruť u Velitelstvi bombardovacího letectva … Continue reading

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Cesky rozhlas visit the Heinkel

One of our recent articles was about the Czechoslovak connection to the new Heinkel bomber exhibit at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge Kent. We are pleased to see that Jaromír Marek, UK correspondent for Český rozhlas, came down … Continue reading

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Slovak Ambassador at Capel le Ferne

To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the Slovak Ambassador to the UK, HE Ambassador Ľubomír Rehák and Defence Attaché Col Jan Goceliak made an informal visit to the National Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel le … Continue reading

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