[jhb_airlines] Re: Bomber Command

  • From: Mike Brook <mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2006 16:55:20 +0000 (GMT)

I didn't hesitate, it is criminal that there has not been recognition of not 
only the brave guys who survived but the 56,000 who did not.  Thanks for the 
heads up.  Such a simple act by the Government could do no end of good.


----- Original Message ----
From: Mike Lucas <mhlucas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Saturday, 9 December, 2006 4:40:37 PM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Bomber Command

Both SWMBO and I have signed up.  We'll have a word with her father too 
- he lost a brother in Bomber Command during WW2.

Mike L

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.
> bones
> bones@xxxxxxx
> http://fsaviation.net

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