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RAF unveils memorial plaque to Slovak and Czech Aviators in Bratislava
19 Jun 2014 Flash News
A commemorative plaque in honour of Slovak and Czech aviators who served in the British Royal Air Force during World War II was unveiled at Milan Rastislav Štefánik Square in Bratislava on June 18. The plaque was sponsored by the British communities living in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
“Seventy years ago, 2,500 young men from your countries - from their own will - decided to take part in World War II,” said Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart William Peach at the ceremony near the left bank of the Danube River. “They flew with the RAF ... and they were courageous. We’re now unveiling a plaque in the spirit of their heroism.” Peach also praised current military relations between Slovakia and the UK. “Our militaries are currently serving together in Afghanistan, for example,” he said, according to the TASR newswire.
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