300-399. Squadron RAF
brief history of the 312th Czechoslovak Fighter Squadron RAF
Did dissatisfaction with the diet result in an open uprising of the operational personnel of the 311th Czechoslovak Bomber Squadron?
When ( Ocelka ) left the dining room, Franta punched a fork and knife on the table and shouted what was enough for his throat: " We're not going to die for such food, guys! What do you call it? «The pilots agreed with him and everyone put down their cutlery. Franta climbed onto the table for everyone to see and hear, " Did you hear what the commander said? That he would not go anywhere for such food, and you rams would go to the slaughterhouse again; This must be done, either today or never. You know very well what raid awaits us again! Friends, we are not afraid to fly, we are not afraid of fascists, but we must not continue to suffer " ." KOCMAN, Vincenc: Fight without glory. Brno 1962, pp. 124-125.
No.333 (Norwegian) Squadron was a maritime patrol and special duties squadron that ended the war operating with the Banff strike wing. The squadron was formed from No.1477 Flight, a formation already manned by Norwegians, on 10 May 1943. From the start it operated a mix of Mosquitoes and Catalinas. The Mosquitoes were used for reconnaissance flights along the Norwegian coast, while the Catalinas flew patrols off the north coast of Scotland. The squadron had a second role flying agents and supplies to the Norwegian resistance.
Ján Ambruš was not only an excellent aerial acrobat, but also the only pilot of Slovak nationality who took part in the air battle for France and subsequently also for England.