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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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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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Jiri Mikulecky – Memorial Plaque unveiled

On 9 June 2018, a memorial plaque was unveiled at Sloupnice for F/Lt Jiří Mikulecký 312 Sqn pilot who was born in the village. The plaque was unveiled by Mr Josef Škeřík, Mayor of the village and Mrs Jan Stott, … Continue reading

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Flight to Erding

_______________________________________________________________ 24 March 1950 The world’s first triple aircraft hijack More information here _______________________________________________________________ 24. března 1950 První třojitý únos letadla na světě Více informací zde _______________________________________________________________

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Ladislav Svetlik – Memorial Plaque unveiled

V sobotu 25. března ve 14 hodin byl zahájen před domem v 38. Plzenecké ulici v Plzni Slovanech vzpomínkový akt na Ladislava Světlíka stíhacího pilota československého a britského královského letectva RAF. At 14:00 on Saturday, 25 March 25 at 38 … Continue reading

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Ladislav Svetlik – Plzen 25.3.2017

V rozhovoru Českého rozhlasu Plzeň pozval Daniel Švec posluchače na vzpomínkový akt na Ladislava Světlíka Více informací o Ladislav Světlík zde a zde

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Jiri Hartman – The road to my 2nd Exile

S/Ldr Jiří Hartman DFC was a pre-WW2 member of the Czechoslovak Air Force, after the German occupation in March 1939 he escaped to Poland and then onto France where he served in l’Armee d’Air. When France capitulated in June 1940 … Continue reading

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Eduard Prchal – Dolní Břežany, May 2015

V květnu byla na rodném domě pilota RAF plk. Eduarda Prchala v Dolních Břežanech odhalena pamětní deska. Přítomna byla i jeho dcera, která zavzpomínala nejen na svého otce, ale také na okolnosti jejich dramatického opuštění Československa v září 1950. In … Continue reading

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When Lions Roar

When Lions Roar A brief history of the some 2,500 Czechoslovak airmen who fought with the RAF during World War II. by Nicholas Watson Following the infamous 1938 Munich Agreement that dismembered Czechoslovakia and the inevitable annexation of the rest … Continue reading

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Josef Gruden remembered

At 13:00 22 November 2014 a memorial plaque was unveiled for Josef Gruden at his birth house in the village of Čelina, near Borotice, Czech Republic. 22. listopadu 2014 v 13.00 v České republice, byla v obci Čelina u Borotic, … Continue reading

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