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Project "Children of Heroes"

On the occasion of Czech Arms Forces Day on 28th June, the Embassy launched a new long-term project called Children of Heroes.

Thousands of Czechoslovak servicemen and women took part in the fight for freedom in the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Many of them started new families and stayed here or returned here after the end of the War. Given the time that has past since the War there are now very few veterans still alive, nevertheless, their legacy lives on with their descendants. That is why we came up with the idea of this project.

The aim of “Children of Heroes” is to acknowledge the brave Czechoslovak air personnel and soldiers who settled, married and had children in the United Kingdom during the War and give their descendants and relatives the chance to tell the world their stories.

The project has two main objectives. To map out our „children of heroes“ living in the United Kingdom and engage them, and to give them the chance to speak out about their lives of their parents and themselves via a video series published on our website and social media.

The author of the music for the video series is world-known British musical composer Mr Julian Anderson.

If you are a descendant or a family member of a Czechoslovak World War II hero and you would like become part of our project, please contact the Embassy’s Press Attaché via email press.london@embassy.mzv.cz.

 

 

Children of Heroes E17: Jan George Bek, son of Sgt. Jan Nehoslav Bek

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Children of Heroes is a long-term project of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London. It's aim is to acknowledge the brave Czechoslovak air personnel and soldiers who settled, married and had children in the United Kingdom during the War and… more ►

Children of Heroes E16: Michael Vavrinek, son of F/O František Vavřínek

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Children of Heroes is a long-term project of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London. It's aim is to acknowledge the brave Czechoslovak air personnel and soldiers who settled, married and had children in the United Kingdom during the War and… more ►

Children of Heroes E15: Stasa Bergman & Tim Trethewey, daughter and grandson of S/LDR Václav Bergman, DFC, AFC

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Children of Heroes is a long-term project of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London. It's aim is to acknowledge the brave Czechoslovak air personnel and soldiers who settled, married and had children in the United Kingdom during the War and… more ►

Children of Heroes SE02: Sgt. Charles Gad Strasser

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Children of Heroes is a long-term project of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London. It's aim is to acknowledge the brave Czechoslovak air personnel and soldiers who settled, married and had children in the United Kingdom during the War and… more ►

Children of Heroes E14: Antoinette Foreman, daughter of F/Sgt Karel Mazurek, DFM

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Children of Heroes - Děti hrdinů - je dlouhodobý projekt Velvyslanectví České republiky v Londýně. Jeho cílem je ocenit statečné československé vojáky a letce, kteří se za války usadili a měli děti ve Spojeném království, a dát jejich potomkům a… more ►

Children of Heroes E13: Anne Balejka Hutton, daughter of P/O Josef Balejka

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Children of Heroes is a long-term project of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London. It's aim is to acknowledge the brave Czechoslovak air personnel and soldiers who settled, married and had children in the United Kingdom during the War and… more ►

Children of Heroes E12: Alain Hoida, son of Sgt. Ervín Hoida

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Children of Heroes is a long-term project of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London. It's aim is to acknowledge the brave Czechoslovak air personnel and soldiers who settled, married and had children in the United Kingdom during the War and… more ►

Children of Heroes E11: Magdalena Luscombe and Nina Buckley, daughters of F/Lt Václav Robert Bozděch

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Children of Heroes is a long-term project of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London. It's aim is to acknowledge the brave Czechoslovak air personnel and soldiers who settled, married and had children in the United Kingdom during the War and… more ►

Children of Heroes E10: Mr Steven Liska, son of F/Lt. Jaroslav Liška

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Children of Heroes is a long-term project of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London. It's aim is to acknowledge the brave Czechoslovak air personnel and soldiers who settled, married and had children in the United Kingdom during the War and… more ►

Children of Heroes E09: Tom Doležal, son of F/Lt. Oldřich Doležal, DFC

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Children of Heroes is a long-term project of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London. It's aim is to acknowledge the brave Czechoslovak air personnel and soldiers who settled, married and had children in the United Kingdom during the War and… more ►

Reception for participants of the Children of Heroes project

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On Friday 5th May, on the occasion of visit of President Petr Pavel in London, Ambassador Marie Chatardová hosted a reception for the participants of the Children of Heroes project. more ►

Children of Heroes SE01: Sgt. Ervín Hoida

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Children of Heroes is a long-term project of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London. It's aim is to acknowledge the brave Czechoslovak air personnel and soldiers who settled, married and had children in the United Kingdom during the War and… more ►

Children of Heroes E08: Anita Grosz, daughter of F/Sgt Hanuš Jiří Grosz

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Children of Heroes is a long-term project of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London. It's aim is to acknowledge the brave Czechoslovak air personnel and soldiers who settled, married and had children in the United Kingdom during the War and… more ►

Children of Heroes E07: Helena Čermáková, daughter of F/Lt. Josef Čermák, AFC

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Children of Heroes is a long-term project of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London. It's aim is to acknowledge the brave Czechoslovak air personnel and soldiers who settled, married and had children in the United Kingdom during the War and… more ►

Children of Heroes E06: Daphne Markéta Antrum, daughter of F/Lt. Petr Filip Dušek

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Children of Heroes is a long-term project of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London. It's aim is to acknowledge the brave Czechoslovak air personnel and soldiers who settled, married and had children in the United Kingdom during the War and… more ►

Children of Heroes E05: Denise L Mellion, daughter of LAC Hugo Mellion

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Children of Heroes is a long-term project of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London. It's aim is to acknowledge the brave Czechoslovak air personnel and soldiers who settled, married and had children in the United Kingdom during the War and… more ►

Children of Heroes E04: Bohumil Tom Dubec, son of W/O Bohumil Dubec

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Children of Heroes is a long-term project of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London. It's aim is to acknowledge the brave Czechoslovak air personnel and soldiers who settled, married and had children in the United Kingdom during the War and… more ►

Children of Heroes E03: Richard Taussig, son of F/Lt. Kurt Taussig

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic in London launched a new long-term project called Children of Heroes. It's aim is to acknowledge the brave Czechoslovak air personnel and soldiers who settled, married and had children in the United Kingdom… more ►

Children of Heroes E02: Martin Josten, son of Lt. Josef Josten

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic in London launched a new long-term project called Children of Heroes. It's aim is to acknowledge the brave Czechoslovak air personnel and soldiers who settled, married and had children in the United Kingdom… more ►

Children of Heroes E01: Milada Kuttelwascherová, daughter of 2Lt. Jan Kuttelwascher

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic in London launched a new long-term project called Children of Heroes. It's aim is to acknowledge the brave Czechoslovak air personnel and soldiers who settled, married and had children in the United Kingdom… more ►