War veteran Miroslav Štandera dies aged 95

20-02-2014

War pilot Miroslav Štandera, who flew with the RAF piloting aircraft in France and Britain during World War Two, died on Wednesday aged 95, a spokeswoman for Plzen city hall, told the ctk news agency. After the communists seized power in then Czechoslovakia in 1948, Štandera fled to Britain where he stayed in the services of the RAF for another seven years. He returned to Plzen in 1994, five years after the fall of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. His funeral will be held in St Bartholomew Cathedral in Plzen on February 26.