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    MoBoB records the death of this Czech officer as 26/11/1942 (registered at Cardiff), does anyone know the details of his last posting please.

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    Dave

    I'm sure Pavel can provide a better translation than google but for now

    http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=cs&u=http://www.valka.cz/newdesign/v900/clanek_10507.html&ei=JgPEScmNG9S4-QbbzuyzCA&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=1&ct=result&pre v=/search%3Fq%3DEvzen%2B%2BCizok%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG

    "On 26 11. 11. 1942 odletěl z letiště Northolt na spojovacím letounu Foster Wickner GM-1 Warffery na služební cestu do St. 1942 took off from Northolt airport on the coupling airplane Foster Wickner GM-1 Warffery on mission to St. Athanu, kde se měl zúčastnit pohřbu žáka 53.OTU J. Remeše. Athanu where pupils had to attend the funeral 53.OTU J. Reims. Stroj pilotoval jiný veterán z Francie J. Jakše. Machine pilotoval another veteran of France J. Jakš. Za špatného počasí ale letoun narazil do lana jediného upoutaného překážkového balónu nad Penarth Pointem u Cardiffu. In bad weather but the airplane encountered by a single rope upoutaného překážkového balloon over Penarth Point in Cardiff. Stroj se v ploché vývrtce zřítil do vod Bristolského zálivu a Čížek při havárii zahynul. The machine is flat vývrtce fell into the waters and the Gulf Bristolského Čížek died in the accident. Jaške nehodu přežil se zlomenou páteří. Jaska survived the accident with a broken backbone. Nyní je Evžen Čížek, nejstarší čs. It is now Evzen Čížek, the oldest MS. stíhací eso 2. 2nd fighter ace sv. Vol. války, pohřben na čs. War, buried in the MS. oddělení vojenského hřbitova v Brookwoodu. department in Brookwood Military Cemetery."

    The original site:

    http://www.valka.cz/newdesign/v900/clanek_10507.html

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    Hi Dave and Amrit,

    On 26 11. 11. 1942 flew from Northolt on Foster Wickner GM-1 Warffery to St. Athan, to attend the funeral of J. Remes - killed pilot of 53 OTU Plane piloted by other veteran from Battle of France S/L J. Jaske. In bad weather the airplane struck the single rope of balloon over Penarth Point in Cardiff. The machine in flat spin fell into the waters and the Bristol Bay. Čížek died in the accident. Jaške survived the accident with a broken backbone. Now Evzen Čížek, the oldest Czechoslovak fighter ace of WWII buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery."

    Hope this helps for better understanding:-)

    Pavel
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    G-afku Es947

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    Sorry but according to my DB and also RAF serials by Air Britain it was former G-AFKO not G-AFKU...
    Serial is correct.

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    G-AFKO was a Taylorcraft Model B

    Foster Wickner Wicko GM-1 Production


    http://daveg4otu.tripod.com/ah1900/miscprod.html

    Air Britain Crash List

    26.11.42 Warferry ES947 8 AACU ASRS Pontoon, Barry Island, Glamogan Barriage Balloon
    Last edited by paulmcmillan; 20th March 2009 at 22:08.

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    hmm, I need to find another source which will confirm itbut it looks you are right:-)
    I have corrected my DB

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    Pavel

    http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=kT41AAAAMAAJ&q=G-afku&dq=G-afku&pgis=1

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    Many thanks Paul

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    Gents

    Many thanks, much more than expected.

    Pavel, G-AFKU seems to be the correct civil registration, G-AFKO was a Taylorcraft. (Civil a/c Registers of G.B 1919-1985)

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    DaveW

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