Category Archives: Victim of Communism

Josef Jaske – One of the Few

Josef JAŠKE One of the Few …………….* 30.01.1913, Nymburk. …………….† 20.06.2001, Oxford, UK. Pre WW2 Josef Antonín Jaške was born on 30 January 1913 in Nymburk, a town about 30 km from Prague. There he undertook five years of elementary … Continue reading

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Vaclav Bergman – One of the Few

Václav BERGMAN – One of the Few …………….* 27.08.1915, Domoušice. …………….† 31.12.2002, Dumbarton, Scotland Pre WW2: Václav Bergman, the son of Josef and Božena, was born on 27 August 1915, at Domoušice, a village in the Louny district of Czechoslovakia, … Continue reading

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Returning Home August 1945 – Victory Parade

With the Czechoslovak airmen from the three fighter units – 310, 312 and 313 squadrons who returned home on 13 August 1945 and 311 Sqn airmen returning two days later, a Victory Parade was held for them in Prague. S … Continue reading

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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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