The Last Czechoslovak RAF Airman Turns 100

The legendary Supermarine Spitfire fighter, flown by many of the Czechoslovak pilots in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.

Last of the 2500

In 1939, after Germany occupied Czechoslovakia, many Czechs and Slovaks left their homeland to fight against Germany in Allied militaries.

Over 2500 Czechs and Slovaks bolstered the ranks of the Royal Air Force.

The last known living of the Czechs and Slovak airmen who joined the Royal Air Force, General Emil Boček, will mark his 100th birthday on February 25 of 2023.

Congratulations, General, and thank you.

Today, Radio Prague published this article about the General and his service.

Remembrance and Reflection

If you’ve been following Beyond Prague for a while, you are likely familiar with my existing article about the Czechoslovak RAF airmen. If not, please spare a bit of time to visit it.

If you want to know more about the Czechoslovak airmen and their stories, you’ll do no better than a visit to the Free Czechoslovak Air Force website. It is a rich resource for anyone who wants to know more about these airmen.