Category Archives: Other RAF Squadrons

Not Forgotten – Leonard Revilliod

An often overlooked grave which has a Czechoslovak RAF connection is that of F/O Léonard Revilliod on the Isle of Tiree, Scotland. This was one of the 209 UK CzRAF graves which we remembered in our Project CzRAF 100, when … Continue reading

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British D-Day Memorial – Czechoslovak RAF Remembered

Britský památník dne D – vzpomínka na Čechoslováky RAF The British Normandy Memorial was unveiled on 6 June 2021, the 77th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The Memorial records the names of the 22,442 servicemen and women under British command … Continue reading

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Antonin Velebnovsky – One of the Few

Antonín VELEBNOVSKÝ – One of the Few jeden z hrstky …………….* 15.04.1915, Jablunkov. …………….† 21.07.41, Petworth, near Chichester Pre WW2: Před 2. světovou válkou: Antonín Velebnovský was born on 15 April 1915 in Jablunkov, near the Polish border, in the … Continue reading

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Vaclav Cukr – one of the Few

 Václav CUKR – One of the Few jeden z hrstky …………….* 16.10.1913. Prague. …………….† 24.10.89. Christchurch, New Zealand. Pre WW2 / Před 2. světovou válkou: Václav Cukr was born on 16 October 1913 in Prague, the son of Václav, … Continue reading

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Czeching out Tangmere – part I

Češi v Tangmere – 1. část The Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is located on the former WW2 Tangmere airfield used by 310,312 and 313 Czechoslovak squadrons as well as 1 Sqn in which several Czechoslovak pilots, including F/Lt Karel Kuttelwascher … 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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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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