[jhb_airlines] Re: Bomber Command

  • From: Denis Ripley <dripley@xxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2006 11:13:38 -0700

I would love to sign but unfortunately I don't meet the residence requirements, even though I lived the first 23 years of life in England.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2006 8:35 AM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Bomber Command

Weird that. I was just about to copy the link into that post and my PC
locked up. How it got sent is beyond me..



-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 09 December 2006 15:26
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Bomber Command

I will, if you can point me at it...

Gerry Winskill

Bones wrote:

Putting all questions of politics and ethics aside I'd ask everyone to
have a look at the following petition and sign it if they agree with
the proposal.

During WW2 56,000 aircrew lost their lives in Bomber Command but it is
the only service for which a campaign medal was never issued. Bomber
Command fell out of favour with Churchill towards the end of the war
and he declined to issue the medal - as has every government since.
Regardless of the right or wrong of Bomber Command policy it doesn't
detract from the bravery and sacrifice by all the personnel in that
command and it is time this received due recognition.


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