My latest book has been released / Moje nová kniha již vyšla

Více informací na samostatné stránce v sekci Books.

More information available on the separate page in sections Books.

My previous book

Book was published by Fonthill Med  i a Ltd.

More information available on the separate page in sections Books.

Please note that it is an English edition of John Gellner's story published in Czech already in 2009 as "Letec po hvězdách".

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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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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09/11/2016 14:28

Added LTV Příbor news with reportage about my talk

Reportage about my talk at Příbor in LTV Příbor is available online - more details on page Talk.

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08/11/2016 20:45

Added information about my latest talk at Příbor

My latest talk about 311 Squadron pilot, Sgt Oldřich Helma, took place on 25th October 2016 at Příbor. Few photos available on page Talks.

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04/11/2016 22:59

Research Trip CZRAF 2003 - England & Wales

After a long spell I was able to re-create my first Research Trip around the UK - CZRAF 2003.  

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