Category Archives: Victim of Communism

Escape from France to England

František Petr recalls his dramatic airbourne escape from France to England in June 1940. František Petr popisuje svůj dramatický útěk z Francie do Anglie v červnu 1940. _______________________________________________________________ František Petr joined Armée de l’Air 65th Escadrille de Bombment 112 Battalion … 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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RAF Rehabilitation Ceremony – 13.09.91.

Slavnostní akt Rehabilitace letců RAF – 13.9.1991 On 13 September 1991 a ceremony to ‘morally and politically rehabilitate the Czechoslovak men and women was held at the Palace of Culture, Prague. Rehabilitation awards for the suffering caused by the Communist … Continue reading

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Gejza Holoda

Gejza Holoda narodil se 12. října 1918 ve Velkém Peseku na jihu Slovenska, v listopadu 1938 po Vídeňské arbitráži připadlo toto území Maďarsku. 8. března 1940 odešel do československé zahraniční armády, jeho cesta vedla přes Bělehrad, Řecko, Turecko a Bejrút. … Continue reading

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Jan Kaucky – One of the Few

Jan KAUCKÝ – Jeden z hrstky …………….* 23.01.1907., Satalice, Prague. …………….† 23.08.1970., Putney, UK. Pre WW2 Před 2. svět. válkou Jan Kaucky was born on 23 January 1907 in Satalice, a town in the north-east outskirts of Prague, Czechoslovakia. After … Continue reading

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Erding Escape 70th Anniversary – 24 March 2020

Since the Communist take-over of Czechoslovakia in February 1948, the Czechoslovaks who had fought for the Allies in the West during WW2 had become subjected to persecution by this new regime. Arrest, imprisonment and personal degradation was to follow for … Continue reading

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Czechoslovak RAF Exiles 1948 – 1952

Čechoslováci z RAF do exilu (1948 – 1952) It is a very sad fact that the end of the Second World War did not bring peace for everyone. Whilst V.E. day brought joy and jubilation to our streets the aftermath … Continue reading

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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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