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Bomber command memorial targeted again by vandals

Old 21st Jan 2019, 17:02
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Bomber Command. Memorial

The Bomber Command. Memorial in Green Park has been vandalised.

We owe it to all those who served in BC in WW2 to ensure that the perpetrators are caught and convicted.

I propose setting up a fund To be used as a reward for information which leads to their conviction.

I wiil make a substantial contribution, any support out there ?



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Old 21st Jan 2019, 17:50
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There is so much CCTV in that area that if the police had the will to catch them, they could.
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 18:30
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The barstewards should be made to clean up the mess.............Oh I forgot...........it will infringe their civil rights!!!��
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 18:51
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I met the memorial security officer. There is CCTV in the memorial.
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There is so much CCTV in that area that if the police had the will to catch them, they could.
Really? How does that work then? Will they have their names and addresses emblazoned on their clothing? Stand staring at the cameras with no face coverings?
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 18:58
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Tash, you go from camera to camera. Worked in Salisbury. It just depends on how much time and money you want to spend on it.
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The Churchill/Roosevelt, Royal Marine and Canada memorials were given the same treatment. Probably by the same person or group.
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PN.
Salisbury is a lot smaller and less congested. Yes you may strike lucky and find an uncovered face or similarly incriminating image but the amount of footage would be staggering.
People talk about the Police as if everythings too much of a chore. I first heard of this attack on a Police site. The outrage was real, many are veterans.
Sad truth is every investigation is limited by resources available. This just won't attract the budget a state sponsored chemical attack will.
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Yes. Sadly money talks in so many things, and I would like to 'do my bit' to help ensure that those who perpetrated these acts of vandalism face justice.
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The globalist oligarchy want to erase our history so as to better enslave us.
The kids that take this sort of direct action are just useful idiots. They don't realise the huge harm they are doing to themselves.
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I will donate the 36' Mickey Mantle Slugger Baseball Bat for breaking the Perps Legs!
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 10:47
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Bomber command memorial targeted again by vandals

If you don't want to get mad, don't look, I know what I would do to the feckers if caught....


On a pleasing note however are the comments,

https://www.rafbf.org/news-and-blogs...emorial-damage
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They gave their tomorrows for our todays.....dear god, why? I'd love to talk to these people.....just before I did something unspeakable to them!
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I will donate the 36' Mickey Mantle Slugger Baseball Bat for breaking the Perps Legs!
.….and I'm volunteering to swing it!
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On a pleasing note however are the comments,

https://www.rafbf.org/news-and-blogs...emorial-damage
I wholeheartedly agree, the comments show that we can rise above this senseless act. The difference couldn’t be more stark.

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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 18:51
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The people that did it are probably older than the young men who died ..and for whom that memorial is for ..
I would also hazard a gues than have not even left further education yet..

diffrent strokes
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I had a bit of a fume at this on Good Morning Britain...

but then this was shown on the BBC Breakfast.....



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The barstewards should be made to clean up the mess.............Oh I forgot...........it will infringe their civil rights!!!��
As unfortunately would putting them in the stocks.
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Also I note that seemingly by the same perps ( similar timescale and using white paint) that the memorial to WPC Yvonne Fletcher was also vandalised. This might give a clue to the origins of the culprits.
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What an extraordinary ignorant and deluded individual this “professor of black studies “ , whatever that is, shows himself to be.

Perhaps he should go to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ( as I did recently, standing exactly beneath the spots of the detonations) and visit the memorials there. The message I got in Japan, even from survivors, was “ We brought this tragedy on ourselves“, a sentiment expressed to me by many of my German friends about the bombing of Nazi Germany.


And just how does this pathetic individual suggest we should have struck back at the Nazis, who were occupying much of Europe when our backs were against the wall with an enemy intent on occupying OUR country ?

His absurd allegations that Bomber crews were terrorists are, in my opinion, as deeply offensive as are the acts of the s...s who desecrated the memorial.


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