[jhb_airlines] Re: Bomber Command

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2006 17:00:46 -0000

I see Mike Brook has signed up too - and Graham Curry, who obviously picked
it up from Prune as I did.. At last I know his Prune handle but I'll have to
ensure he doesn't find mine.. <g>


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Lucas
Sent: 09 December 2006 16:41
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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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