Czech WWII RAF veteran laid to rest in Plzeň

Family members, army officials, veterans and members of the public bid last farewell to Miroslav Štandera, a WWII veteran of the Royal Air Force, in Plzeň on Wednesday. General Štandera died on Wednesday at the age of 95; he was the last surviving Czech fighter pilot who took part in the Battle of Britain. Czech Air Force commander Libor Štěfánik said Mr Štandera’s demise marked the end of a significant generation of Czech pilots who fought the Nazis during the Second World War.

Author: Jan Richter