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Josef Prokopec – 100th – 22.06.19.

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Adolf Jurman

Adolf Jurman * 14.6.1919, Olešnička, Czechoslovakia † 27.3.1975, Northampton, UK Adolf Jurman was one of more than 2500 Czechoslovaks who escaped from their homeland, between 1939 and 1945, and joined the RAF on their arrival to the UK. His life … Continue reading

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From Saint-Brieuc, France to …Klarov, Prague

Paying tribute to Czechoslovak pilots from Saint-Brieuc, France to …Klárov, Prague. The ABSA 39-45 (Breton Association of the Aerial Remembrance 1939-45) is an Association located in Châteaubriant, western France. Our mission is to identify all the airmen, of all nationalities, … Continue reading

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More disrespect at the Winged Lion

Takže na pomníku Okřídleného lva už řádily skupiny opilých turistů, často jej využívají děti jako herní a lezecký prvek, a to české i ty zahraniční, samozřejmě v doprovodu dospělých. Ti by však měli vědět, jak se chovat u válečného monumentu, … Continue reading

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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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