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Toggy



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:15 pm    Post subject: Bomber Command memorial Reply with quote

Good to see that at last a new memorial dedicated to the thousands of airmen who died in the Second World War has opened today. It is about time there was something like this to remember the bravery of those airmen.
Sad though that Robin Gibb, who done so much to help raise funds for it did not live long enough to see it's completion, I'm sure he was looking down and smiling.
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't agree more. All done in a good cause.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I couldn't agree more. All done in a good cause.


It would be a helluva lot of money wasted if it weren't done in a good cause!
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ruddlescat



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Bomber Command memorial Reply with quote

Toggy wrote:
Good to see that at last a new memorial dedicated to the thousands of airmen who died in the Second World War has opened today. It is about time there was something like this to remember the bravery of those airmen.
Sad though that Robin Gibb, who done so much to help raise funds for it did not live long enough to see it's completion, I'm sure he was looking down and smiling.


I completely agree - I think that this is long overdue as a tribute to all those really brave pilots who put their lives on the line to protect traditional British freedoms

Sadly in our current society many of these cherished freedoms are now constantly being eroded on the alter of political correctness and it's almost become off limits to praise the likes of Alfred 'Bomber' Harris

Well I for one do so - the only thing he was guilty of was getting British retaliation in before the enemy could obliterate our nation Smile
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes,Toggy, it's good these brave people have a lasting memorial...and a fine one it is . to their brave efforts at long last ..very touching moment when the poppies fell from the Lancaster bomber.
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unclebuck



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent documentary was broadcast last week. It was called 'Who betrayed the bomber boys?', narrated by Stephen Fry. In keeping with the shameful neglect of the role played by these young chaps, it was broadcast on Yesterday - I missed it on TV, but found it on-line and watched it there.... very humbling.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unclebuck wrote:
Excellent documentary was broadcast last week. It was called 'Who betrayed the bomber boys?', narrated by Stephen Fry. In keeping with the shameful neglect of the role played by these young chaps, it was broadcast on Yesterday - I missed it on TV, but found it on-line and watched it there.... very humbling.
I recorded that,unclebuck, but with the footy,tennis and cricket Twisted Evil I haven't got round to watching it yet.
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