Category Archives: Not Forgotton

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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I zeny chtely bojovat!

I ženy chtěly bojovat! od Karolína Stergurová VKniha se zabývá problematikou vojenské služby československých žen v britské armádě v tzv. ženských pomocných sborech, a to zejména ve složkách ATS a WAAF. První Čechoslovačky do nich vstupovaly od poloviny roku 1941 … Continue reading

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Nieuwe Niedorp excavation

Odkrývání Wellingtonu T2990 v Neiuwe Niedorp A recent initiative by the Dutch Ministry of the Interior for the excavation of some thirty WW2 aircraft crash sites, in Holland, in a final endeavour to recover the remains of airmen in those … Continue reading

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Remembering the 88

Remembering the 88 Czechoslovak pilots who flew in the Battle of Britain. Připomínáme si 88 československých pilotů, kteří létali v bitvě o Británii The Battle of Britain took place between 10 July and 31 October 1940 with some 2,938 Allied … Continue reading

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Leopold Srom

    Leopold ŠROM …………… …………….* 08.09.1917., Chrlice, Brno. …………….† 11.10.1968., Kladno.       The Early Years Raná léta Leopold Šrom was born on 8 September 1917 in Chrlice near Brno where, from 1923, he attended the local school; … Continue reading

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Recollections of Jiri Manak

The unedited recollections of S/Ldr Jiří Maňák about his escape from Czechoslovakia in 1939 to Poland, his journey to France, joining l’Arme d’Air, evacuation from France, joining the RAF, being shot down over Holland and his time as a Prisoner … Continue reading

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