Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovak WWII veterans receive financial contributions from Britain

Widows of Slovak soldiers who fought on the western front in World War II, along with the last living survivors of these battles, Lieutenant Štefan Miklánek and Colonel Milan Píka, on April 17 received financial contributions from representatives of the British Embassy to Slovakia, the TASR newswire reported, citing Defence Ministry spokesperson Martina Balleková.

Widows of Slovak soldiers who fought on the western front in World War II, along with the last living survivors of these battles, Lieutenant Štefan Miklánek and Colonel Milan Píka, on April 17 received financial contributions from representatives of the British Embassy to Slovakia, the TASR newswire reported, citing Defence Ministry spokesperson Martina Balleková.

"This event accentuates the unique support of Great Britain for our … veterans and their widows," said Defence Ministry State Secretary Miloš Koterec. The contribution is being paid on an annual basis from the Royal Air Force and Ground Forces community chest. "What's unique here is the fact that these are resources coming from the common people of Great Britain, who thus strive to help the quality of Slovak veterans' lives," he added.

"We deeply appreciate the consistent interest of the British in us, the war veterans, our life stories and current living conditions," said Píka, 90, adding that the veterans were receiving the gifts for the eighteenth time. Martin Kay, Britain's deputy ambassador, said that some 5,000 members of the Czechoslovak Armed Forces travelled to Great Britain during the war to fight side by side with British units with valour and determination against Nazi Germany.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Largest companies that help search for job or employees

Not only well-known names placed in the list of the 10 largest employment agencies in Slovakia.

Employee of the ministry’s agency accused of corruption

If found guilty, the employee of the Agricultural Paying Agency may spend up to eight years in prison for taking a bribe.

Sagan wins first race of 2017 Video

The Slovak cyclist triumphed at the second race of the Belgian classics.

Peter Sagan

Queues rigged at foreigners’ police, say clients

Not our problem, say police, who blame ‘cultural specifics’ and ‘habits’ of foreigners.

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.