Free Czech Army war memorial

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Reference WMO/205254


Jephson Gardens

Newbold Terrace

Leamington Spa

CV32 4AA


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Water fountain
  • Brick Brick
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Raised
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Czech Armed Forces: Fountain in the shape of a parachute dedicated to those from the Free Czech Army who lost their lives during the Second World War. Garden of Remembrance in front of the fountain and dedicatory plaque on a stone plinth behind. Names are shown on the edges of the parachute, painted in gold within a green lozenge. Coat of Arms of Czech Republic appears in the stone on the fountain plinth.
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In tribute to all Czechoslovak Soldiers Airmen and Patriots who fell in World War II. From Royal Leamington Spa, in 1941, volunteers from free Czechoslovak forces stationed in the town were parachuted into their homeland to rid it of the tyrant "Protector" S.S. General Heydrich. Two of them - Jan Kubis and Josef Gabcik - accomplished their mission in May 1942. They and their companions laid down their lives for Freedom.

Jan Kubis, Josef Bublik, Josef Valcik, Jaroslav Svarc, Adolf Cpalka, Jan Hruby, Josef, Gabcik.

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