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17.11.2017 •On 13th November, Major General Jaromir Sebesta, Commander of the Czech Air Force, and Colonel Michael Longstaff, the U.K. Defence Attaché to the Czech Republic, attended the unveiling ceremony of a memorial plaque set below the monument of the Winged Lion Memorial in Prague which lists all the names of the Czechoslovak Royal Air Force airmen who fought during WWII.

Winged Lion

10.11.2017 •Over the last two weeks, the 73rd Tank Battalion and the 74th Light Motorised Battalion have been participating in field training exercises at Hradiste and Libava Military Training Areas to refresh, refine and consolidate their combat skills, and promote maximum coordination when engaging with combat support units.

Autumn exercises

3.11.2017 •Czech and Slovak soldiers from military units serving at the Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport Base celebrated the 99th Anniversary of the foundation of the independent state of Czechoslovakia on October 28th, 1918. The Czech 9th Guard Company also commemorated the event at its base at Bagram Air Field.

Afghanistan - 99. vyroci

27.10.2017 •The Biological Defence Centre in Techonin held another Open Day last week to attract members of the public interested in working as reserve personnel.

Reservists could alternate medics in a special hospital

13.10.2017 •The Military Archive Central Registry in Prague recently made the decision to copy and make available to the public approximately 1,160 German military identity cards from the Second World War era.

Copy of an identity card

6.10.2017 •The first of four new sets of RPL-2000 radars, delivered by the Czech company, ELDIS Pardubice Ltd., have been installed at Pardubice Military Airport and will be put through a six-month-long assessment to ensure its operability and its link connection reliability to the Czech civilian Air Traffic Management Systems.

New airport radars for Czech Air Force

29.9.2017 •Ten helicopter crews from six countries took part in the seventh annual international competition of Mil Mi-17/171 (“Hip” in NATO’s code ) operators.

Hungarian helicopter crew wins Simulator HIP CUP 2017 in Ostrava

22.9.2017 •Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chief of Defence Staff of the United Kingdom's Armed Forces elected as next Chairman of the NATO Military Committee.

NATO Military Committee chooses successor to General Petr Pavel

15.9.2017 •The Ample Strike international air force and forward air controllers‘ exercise have brought joint coordination of air and ground forces to a higher level. The three-week exercise was conducted at over six Czech locations, and 39 participating aircraft almost daily also set out from Germany, Great Britain, Hungary and Poland.

Ample Strike 2017

1.9.2017 •The 4th Brigade Task Force has, during the past two weeks, been concentrating its efforts on achieving full combat readiness at the Plumed Serpent field training exercise taking place at the Hradiste Military Training Area.

Brigade Task Force

25.8.2017 •Twenty-eight Czech soldiers from the 7th Mechanised Brigade participated in the Intel Texas joint training exercise at Fort Hood Army Base, August 3rd – 18th. The event was organised by the Texas National Guard.

Intel Texas

18.8.2017 •Representatives from the Office of the Czech President, the Czech Government and Parliament, the Slovak and Czech Ministries of Defence, as well as Cardinal Dominik Duka, soldiers, and mourners gathered at the Strasnice Ceremonial Hall on 14th August to pay tribute to Lieutenant General Jaroslav Klemes who died at the age 95.

People pay homage to the last paratrooper from WWII

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