Tag: Hubert Ripka

Czechoslovakia – Coup D’etat – 1947 / 1948Czechoslovakia – Coup D’etat – 1947 / 1948

With no European power left unscathed following the war, economic stagnation created a vacuum across the continent, and the US Government recognised the threats and opportunities which lay before it. In 1946, the potential for social unrest and the creeping expansionism of Communism into the West still existed across Central

General Aircraft Limited, Feltham & LidiceGeneral Aircraft Limited, Feltham & Lidice

During the Second World War, General Aircraft Limited (GAL) became an important designer and manufacturer of gliders, in particular the massive Hamilcar troop and equipment carrier. GAL was also part of the Civilian Repair Organisation, repairing Supermarine Spitfires and modifying Hawker Hurricanes to enable catapult-launching from convoy escort ships. The work