New book coming soon / Nová kniha již brzy

Kniha vyjde v říjnu 2018 / The book will be published in October 2018


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My previous book / Moje předchozí kniha

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Welcome to my website Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945

Thank you for visiting this website and I hope that you find your visit beneficial. 

This revised website was launched in March 2015  and has evolved  from my original site https://cz-raf. which I began in April 1999.

This website, like its predecessor, is dedicated to the memory of all the Czechoslovak men and women in the RAF, or WAAF’s, during the Second World War.

Whilst my interest is primarily focused on the Czechoslovaks who served in the RAF in the United Kingdom, it also extends to airmen of Czechoslovak origin who served in other Air Forces as well, the Royal Canadian Air Force is an example. Of this subject my speciality and  personal interest is on No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Bomber Squadron in the RAF.
Pavel Vančata


I'm still looking for information about about Czechoslovak airmen serving in the RAF.
If you can provide me any information, your help will be much appreciated.


I will be also glad to buy from you any of following items connected to Czechoslovak airmen in the RAF:



Log Books




and other personal items.

If you have anything from these things


you could give me info about any of Czechoslovak airmen, please contact me.

Photo appeal - Looking for photos of Czechoslovak RAF/WAAF Members

While working on my another project with friend of mine I would like to ask for help with still missing photos of some persons. For particular names please refer to section Photo Appeal.

Při přípravě dalšího projektu bych rád požádal o pomoc pro kolegu se získáním chybějících fotografií některých osob. Pro konkrétní jména navštivte prosím sekci Photo Appeal.

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25/06/2017 09:22

Photo Appeal page updated

I would like to thank to all contributors who have provided photos of Czechoslovak Airmen from the "Want List". Since the last update 20 new photos were obtained. Chtěl bych poděkovat všem, kteří nám pomohli s fotografiemi československých letců ze...

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12/05/2017 14:36

Added information about my latest talk at Čelákovice

My latest talk about fighter pilot W/Cdr Alois Vašátko, DFC took place on 11th May 2017 at Čelákovice. Few photos available on page Talks.

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28/04/2017 17:41

Invitation to Alois Vašátko Talk

Added invitation (on the mainpage) to my nearest talk which will be dedicated to Alois Vašátko, the first Commanding Officer of the Czechoslovak Fighter Wing with the RAF. More information can be found on the Town Museum at Čelákovice website.

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21/12/2016 20:54

Season's greetings

I would like to wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017 to all vistors of my website and I hope to see you here again next year! Pavel Vančata

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22/11/2016 10:21

Article about my book "Moonlight Flyer"

My latest book has been announced in the newspaper of the Czech and Slovak Community in Toronto - for more details see the "Moonlight Flyer" book page.  

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