March 2017 - Mr John Martin is organising a memorial at Ightfield in Shropshire, commemorating the friendship between the Ellison GabcikCardSMfamily and the two Czechslovak parachutists Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš. These men flew home from England in 1941 to take part in the assassination of Deputy Reichsprotektor Heydrich in the following year. The film 'Anthropoid' (2016) deals with the story following their arrival in occupied Bohemia and Moravia in 1941. John Martin was a special adviser to the film director Sean Ellis, and regularly leads tours to sites connected with the events of 1942.

Image: a postcard from Malvern sent by Jozef Gabčík to Lorna Ellison in 1941

John Martin has organised an engraved stone to commemorate the parachutists' time in Shropshire and this will be unveiled on Sunday 23rd July at the Church of St John the Baptist, Ightfield. If you can help in any way, please contact John Martin at the following address.


Donations to:

RBS account name 'The Mirror Caught'

Account number: 15717843

Sort code: 83 04 25