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    To your new shiny wings. I hope that you will enjoy the world of EAF as I said before. Will meet you in the "Dark Blue World" .
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    Thanks Hiawatha.

    The "Dark Blue World" film is very nice and very melancholy film.

    See you mate.

    S!
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    Hello squadmate
    to celebrate your new wings i "found" a nice truck with a whole load of "pils" (what is that in czech?), 10 barrels
    All these brits, scandinavians, italians and other europeans dont know too much how a good beer should taste...thats a german/czech domain for sure..ask magic, i brought him some german beers on my last visit to the uk
    Salute, on your wings!

    Maybe some flying later on? I will be on HL about 21.30 ?

    Regards

    Thor

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    Thanks Thor.

    Yes, you are right, German and Czech beers are the best in my opinion. I am very sorry for today flying. Really I am very tired. I had the hard day today. I want to go sleep sooner. The tired pilot is for nothing.

    See you
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    Jirka

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    Good luck guys, in 310.

    I have to apologise for being totally unaware of the Czech involvement in WW2, until I started chatting to 'Vogon' in CzechWar, then watching 'Dark Blue World', then I figured out why it made sense that CVK flew as a Luftwaffe squadron. Maybe I am wrong?

    I was astounded to learn what happened, and have to admit Dark Blue World brought a tear to my eye when Sláma returned home and had lost everything, he even had to abandon his pet dog!

    Anyway, Thor and Jirka, good luck with 310. It looks like we in 602 also have a 'lack of numbers' challenge ahead of us.

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    Thanks Joe.

    The 'Dark Blue World' is only film.
    We had four squads : 310, 311, 312 and 313.
    If you like to know more about Czech pilots in RAF you may for instance here:
    http://www.rogerdarlington.co.uk/czechsinraf.html
    http://www.rafweb.org/SqnMark310-330.htm
    (The pictures of Spits on EAF 310 page are not accurate.)


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    Thanks for the links, very useful and interseting, Jirka.

    Dark Blue World is one of the best WW2 aviation movie I ever seen.
    When i think about RAF Check Pilots I also remember the "radio caos" of the Polish Pilots sown in the movie "The Battle of Britain"



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    Congratulations Jirka!

    I've been reading about the Polish pilots in the RAF and about Frantisek, the Czech who flew with Polish 303 squadron. Do you know of any good books about the Czech squadrons?

    It's a very sad story how these men, who did so much to win the war, were treated afterwards by their supposed allies.
    Undercarriage lever a bit sticky was it, Sir?
    Suez Crisis, 6 Day War & Yom Kippur campaigns for SFP1

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    S! Johan,

    Yes, yes, Josef Frantisek is one of our legend.

    We have many books about Czech pilots in RAF. BUT all of them are in Czech language. It is problem. Periodically I am visiting bookshops and secondhand-bookshops and every time my wife is telling me that I spent much money. Really many literature is possible to find there. BUT all in Czech.

    But it doesn't mean that they not exist at all. Only I do not know about it.
    It is the same situation in which I was during my holiday in Paris. I wanted to buy any book about Franch aviation. All books were in French language.

    I'm afraid that the best way how to obtain these informations in English is web.

    One of very good web with detailed informations in English is here.
    http://cz-raf.hyperlink.cz/index.html

    Jirka

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    That site will be a good place to start, thanks!
    I just realised that we always refer to them as Czech squadrons, but they really should be called Czechoslowak squadrons... Or am I missing something?
    Undercarriage lever a bit sticky was it, Sir?
    Suez Crisis, 6 Day War & Yom Kippur campaigns for SFP1

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