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On the wings of the Royal Air Force

Year of granting the aid: 2016
Realisation date: 31.03.2016 - 30.09.2016
Amount: 30 000 CZK
Organization: Sdružení pro rozvoj třinecka a jablunkovska, z.s.

The Association for the development of the Třinec and Jablunkov regions, which aims to commemorate the lives of the heroes of World War II. 75 years have nearly passed since the death of our countryman Col- Antonín Velebnovský, a czechoslovakian fighter pilot, who died a heroit deth on 16th July 1941 at the age of mere 26. A. Velebnovský fled from Czechoslovakia after the begining od World War II and after a shot period of time in France, he got to the United Kingdom, where he became a fignter pilot of the 1st.squardon of the Royal Air Force in Wittering on 22nd October 1940. He participated in a large number of air fights and died during one them on 16th July 1941. A.Velebnovský war buried in the Chichester Cemetery. To commemorate his heroism we inted to publish a book about his life named ” Na perutích RAF”, which can be liberally translated as ” On the wings of the Royal Air Force”. The book should be published at the very latest od 30th July 2016. It will be distributed free of chargé on school and public libraries in our region to become a lasting memory of this man´s heroism and how he sacrificed his life for the freedom of our people and the freedom people United Kingdom.