Talks

Between 1989-2007 I had the priviledge to met plenty of former Czechoslovak airmen serving in the RAF in 1940-1945. Personal visits and attendance at public lectures and another meetings allowed me to learn a lot of stories and information about their war service. This was the very first impulse why I have started to write articles, later books and why I have started my original website to remind those brave Czechoslovaks to the present and next generations.

As the possibility to meet our veterans at air shows and lectures faded away I am happy time to time attend a conference or commemorative event to give a talk about our airmen serving in the RAF. My particular scope is No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Bomber Squadron and airmen serving with this unit.

 

Photos from some of my talks


23.11.2017

Czech Aerospace Society at Faculty of Transportation Sciences, Praha

Theme: Adolf Pravislav Zelený MBE, 311 Squadron navigator

Memorial talk about Adolf Zelený MBE, former navigator of 311 (Czechoslovak) Bomber Squadron RAF. The talk was given on the occasion of book "Říkali mu Zeke" release.


7.10.2017

The Municipal Offices, Rožná

Theme: "Říkali mu Zeke" - plk. let. v.v Adolf Pravislav Zelený MBE

Memorial talk about Adolf Zelený MBE, native of Rožná, former navigator of 311 (Czechoslovak) Bomber Squadron RAF. The talk was given at the event commemorating his 103rd birthday anniversary.

More photos from the commemorative event and the talk can be found in this gallery.


11.5.2017

The Municipal Museum, Čelákovice

Theme: Pilot Alois Vašátko, native of Čelákovice

Memorial talk about Alois Vašátko, native of Čelákovice, fighter pilot of 312 Squadron and the first CO of Czechoslovak Fighter Wing. The talk was given at the 75th anniversary of his death od 23. 6. 1942.


25.10.2016

Piarist Monastry, Příbor

Theme: Oldřich Helma, No. 311 Squadron pilot

Memorial talk about Oldřich Helma, native of Příbor, captain of 311 Squadron Wellington shot down by RAF night fighter by error, for secondary school students.

Reportage about my talk has been broadcasted by the Local TV Příbor.

It is possible to watch it online - 03.28-05.11.


10.5.2016

Kladno City - memorial plaque unveiling

Theme: Jan Vella, No. 311 Squadron pilot

I have been asked to address a speech about Jan Vella's life and RAF service at the ceremonial of plaque unveiling.

The plaque can be found at the house from which he left Czechoslovakia in 1939 (Březinova 1184).

foto: Statutární město Kladno – Josef Seifert

foto: Statutární město Kladno – Josef Seifert

 


3.10.2015

Municipal authority, Ostrov near Chrudim

Theme: Vladimír Šponar, No. 311 Squadron Pilot

 

 


7.5.2015

Club of Těšínsko Muzeum, Český Těšín

Theme: Pavel Tofel, No. 311 Squadron Wireless Operator


8.11.2013

English College in Prague

Theme: Czechoslovak airmen in the RAF

(English College in Prague archive)


23.6.2012

Town Council, Čelákovice

Theme: Czechoslovak airmen in the United Kingdom 1940-1945


27.2.2009

Club of Aviation History, Jindřichův Hradec

Theme: Czechoslovak airmen in the United Kingdom 1940-1945

(2x KHL Jindřichův Hradec archive)


News

18/09/2018 21:05

Book "Poslední let Wellingtonu T2624" - update.

Separate page with more infromation regarding new book Poslední let Wellingtonu T2624 added into sections Books.

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11/09/2018 12:45

Cover of new book added to main page!

Cover of new book "Poslední let Wellingtonu T2624" in printing has been added to main page.

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23/05/2018 19:13

Riders in the Sky 1944

Added information about book Riders in the Sky 1944 which I co-authored. See a separate page in section Co-Authored Books.

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12/01/2018 18:23

Research Trip CZRAF2005

Page decribing my Research Trip CZRAF 2005 which I have lost during the webiste trnaformation has been partially recovered from old backup, the final part will be added soon.

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12/01/2018 17:49

Section Talks has been updated

Added brief information about my another talk about S/Ldr A. P. Zelený MBE given at Prague on 23. 11. 2017.

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