Statue Dedicated to Czech and Slovak Airmen

Posted on June 18, 2014

The grandson of British wartime leader Winston Churchill has unveiled a statue in the Czech capital Prague dedicated to the 2,500 Czech and Slovak airmen who fought in Britain’s Royal Air Force.

The monument, called the Winged Lion, is a gift from Prague’s British expatriate community in gratitude for the airmen’s contribution during World War Two.

Pavel Vransky’s story sounds like the plot of a DC Thomson comic: flight to Poland in 1939, arrest by the Red Army, internment in the Soviet Union, deployment as an infantryman in the Western Desert.

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