Category Archives: Personnel

Thank you Andy Shepherd

Děkujeme Andy Shepherd For remembering the Czechoslovak men and women who served in the RAF during WW2. Za udržování vzpomínky na československé muže a ženy, kteří sloužili v RAF během druhé světové války. Col Andy Shepherd is a former Defence … Continue reading

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Returning Home August 1945 – Part II

Návrat domů srpen 1945 – část II Towards the end of June, 311 Sqn was transferred to 301 Wing, of RAF Transport Command and their Liberators were stripped out for this new role with a good deal of their equipment … Continue reading

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Returning Home August 1945 – Part I

Návrat domů srpen 1945 – část I Whilst the war in Europe finished on 8 May 1945, it was only in August that the Czechoslovak RAF airmen were permitted to return to their homeland. Zatímco válka v Evropě skončila 8. … Continue reading

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Remembrance 11.11.2020.

The fallen Czechoslovak RAF airmen remembered for Armistice Day 11.11.2020. Padlí českoslovenští letci, příslušníci RAF, byli připomenuti na Den válečných veteránů, 11.listopadu 2020. Nassau, Bahamas.

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Josef Frantisek – 79th Anniversary – 08.10.1940.

The 8 October 2019 is the 79th anniversary of the death of Josef František who, at the time of his death, was the most successful Allied pilot of the Battle of Britain. His untimely death, in a flying accident, came … Continue reading

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Personál 311. perutě z Uherskeho Hradiste – 10.10.2019.

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Training of Czechoslovak airmen in Canada

The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) was probably the largest training plan in the history of military aviation. It was to be responsible for training almost half of all pilots, navigators, bomb aimers, air gunners, wireless operators and flight … Continue reading

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Remembering Karel Kuttelwascher

. If my father-in-law Karel Kuttelwascher (whom I never met) had not died in 1959 but was still alive, he would have been 95 today. This morning, in the village where he was born – Svaty Kriz, near Havlickuv Brod, … Continue reading

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Name Rank Unit Unit Role ŽÁČEK Zikmund AC2 Depot Ground staff ŽALUD Otakar Sgt 311 Fitter II, Interpreter Tech. ŽALUD Václav LAC 310 Flight Mechanic E ŽANTA † Otto P/O 311 Pilot ŽATECKÝ Václav Sgt 311 Fitter, Flight Engineer ŽDÍMAL … Continue reading

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