CZECHOSLOVAKIA Petrak, Antonin

John Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Petrak
  • FORENAME
Antonin
  • UNIT
MY Section SOE
  • RANK
Lieutenant
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Member of the British Empire,Military Cross (GB)
  • PLACE
WW2 service
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 14.4.1912 Viedni
Czech Army (Lt) 1939
Free Czech Forces,Lebanon (via France,Balkans and Turkey)
to England June 1940
SOE STS (Czech Section) Traigh House 1942-43 (liaison officer and interpreter)
1st Czechoslovak Independent Armoured Brigade Group 1944 (C.O.support company,motor battalion)
award M.C. for Germany 1945
granted rank of Major General 1989
formed an association of Slovak ex-servicemen who fought with Western Allies
awarded MBE 1996 for this service
awarded Order of the White Lion (Czech)
awarded Lgiond'Honneur (France)
unveiled plaque at Traigh House in remembrance of Czechs who trained there 2002
married Rudolfina (1 daughter)
died 8.2.2009
 
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