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Gaining An R.A.F Pilots Brevet In WW II

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Gaining An R.A.F Pilots Brevet In WW II

Old 26th Mar 2023, 11:13
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Last Czech WW2 RAF fighter pilot, gen. Emil Boček passed away yesterday. He celebrated 100th birthday in February.

Video from 2016 when he flew Spitfire again at Biggin Hill:

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Blue skies, sir. May we never forget the sacrifice of the Czech and all other aircrew as the Few remaining take to the skies for the last time. Thank you for posting, Pali.
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Old 27th Mar 2023, 10:38
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Pali, war is a terrible thing but some things are worse than war, and war is often the only means of overcoming them. Thus it was with WWII which drew together from all over the world those who fought for freedom from tyranny. Such was Emil, to whom the world and this country in particular owes so much. In my time we still had many Czechs and Poles in the RAF. They had fought for us and alongside us in WWII, staying on to serve through the Cold War. The tragedy visited on their countries by Nazi and Communist regimes alike has been lifted, only to once again be threatened by yet another European war. The sufferings of the countries of eastern Europe remind us all of the high cost of freedom. It can never be taken for granted, requires constant vigilance and ensuring the means to fight for it again if necessary. For that reason alone we must never forget the likes of Emil Boček.

Thank you for your service.

RIP, Sir.
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Old 27th Mar 2023, 12:14
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Good to see so many other tributes online https://www.google.com/search?client...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

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