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Living history group 276th Sqdn. (reenacted) RAF in year 2008

Here are pictures from events attend by living history group 276th Sqdn. (reenacted) RAF or our members:

Aviation fair

Pardubice

We participated in Aviation Fair again. We had great pleasure to welcome in our camp exRAF airmen. Our living history display was completed with display of our friends, USAAF reenactors.

Lecture of gen. Miroslav Štandera, exRAF

Zdice

I, leader of our living history group, had to great honor to moderate the lecture of gen. Miroslav Štandera, fighter and night fighter pilot in the RAF. This lecture has been organised by friend from Army Museum Zdice.

CIAF

Hradec Králové

We presented RAF uniforms and equipment to the visitors of Czech Internationa Air Fest.

Day of open doors, 22nd Helicopter Air Base “Biskajská”,
in Náměšť nad Oslavou

Náměšť nad Oslavou

We have opportunity to attend with our display this event. We started great cooperation with this base and its people and found new member of our living history group.

Vintage air show

Mladá Boleslav

In this year we took part in Dobový letecký den – Vintage Air Show in Mladá Boleslav again.

Festival Later summer in Libštát

Libštát

The movie Riders in the Sky was part of programme in the movie festival Later summer in Libštát. That we had our display in the cinema and later was organised a lecture with us about making of the movie. After this event, we met organisers of this event and with brother of Milan Belda, wireless operator of 311 Squadron. Because town Libštát is situated not far away from city Lomnice nad Popelkou, we visited a grave of František Truhlář, Air Gunner and fighter pilot, member of Guinea Pig Club of Dr. McIndoe.

Website of town Libštát

Unveling of commemoration plaque of Jiří Sehnal

Lázně Bělehrad

With great pleasure we took par in ceremony unveiling commemoration plaque of Jiří Sehnal in Lázně Bělohrad, former Intelligence Officer in RAF and later airmen in 1st Czechoslovak fighterregiment in USSR.

Jiří Sehnal on website of Riders in the sky

Unveling of commemoration plaque
dedicated to Stanislav Mikula

Boršice u Buchlovic

We were invited to attend unveiling ceremony of commemoration plaque dedicated to Stanislav Mikula, both Tobruk Rat and Air Gunner in 311 Squadron of RAF. This commemoration plaque is places on his house in Boršice u Buchlovic. A museum dedicatwed to his memory is in this house too, managed by his son. Whole event had more parts, not only unveiling of the plaque, but commemoration event in cemetery, near grave, where is Stanislav Mikula burried. It was honor for us, but because I know him personaly, it was difficult to heard about his death.

Donation of relics to the Museum of Josef Koukal, Luže, East Bohemia

Luže

Our colleagues bought relics from plane of Josef Koukal, RAF fighter pilot, that we donated it to his museum in Luže near Chrudim, East Bohemia.

Josef Koukal na webu Sdružení přátel Pardubického kraje
Vzpomínka na Josefa Koukala, Jenišovice, 2012

Highlands games

Sychrov

Some of Czechoslovak squadrons were based in Scotland and our friends, reenactors, reenacted Scottish units, that was reason, why we attended this event with our RAF equipment.

Highlands games
Website of state castle Sychrov

Tank day

Military technical museum Lešany

Because our friends from Rota Nazdar travelled around the world with presentation of the movie of Václav Marhoul Tobruk, that we were invited to attend this event. It was very interesting experience for us, including meeting with ethusiasts in history and relatives of RAF veterans too.

Military technical museum Lešany

Anniversary of Battle over Ore Mountains

Kovářská

This event was unique meeting of RAF, Luftwaffe and USAAF airmen. It commemorated air battle over this mountain, during which was large units of American bombers attacked by German fighter pilots. Commemoration event is held in front of Grammar School, which bear name of J. C. Kluttze. It was possible to see any exhibitions of military vehicles and equipment, including equipment of RAF in this year. The most interesting part of this location is Museum dedicated to this battle, directed by very good enthusiasts and our friends.

Museum of air battle over Ore mountains

Poppy Day, Remembrance Sunday

Praha

This event is held every year in Olšany cemetery, in sector of Commonwealth War Graves. It is prepared by Embassy of United Kingdom in Prague.

Opening ceremony
of exhibition of pictures with military topics

Centrál Movie, Hradec Králové

Because our members are active with camera too, we exhibit not only RAF equipment, but mainly photographs here.

Charity event Open Skyes

Hradec Králové

This event was prepared for disabled people. It was very interesting experience to be here and show to all visitors equipment of airmen, who fought for freedom of all of us.

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