GALLERY: Last of Czech fighter pilots from Battle of Britain flies in Spitfire at Biggin Hill visit
PUBLISHED: 12:23 22 July 2016 | UPDATED: 12:25 22 July 2016
General Emil Bocek was flown in by the modern Czech Air Force
The last remaining Czech fighter pilot to take part in the Battle of Britain was flown in as a special guest at Biggin Hill airport on Thursday.
The aerial battle during the Second World War saw many Czechosovakian pilots come to Britain to help in our hour of need.
To celebrate the life of the last remaining fight pilot, the modern Czech Air Force are flying in General Emil Bocek to Biggin Hill.
During the visit, General Bocek went St Georges Chapel, which is dedicated to the battle, and then to the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar.
He then climbed inside one of the two-seat Spitfire’s at the airport.
The grandchildren of Squadron Leader Tony Liskutin, a squadron commander with No. 312 (Czech) Squadron were also invited along.
All photos courtesy of Keith Larby/AK Photos.
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