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:
Festival Later summer in 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.
Unveling of commemoration plaque of Jiří Sehnal
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.
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
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.
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.
Anniversary of Battle over Ore Mountains
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.