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Bomber Command veterans face cash shortfall
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Posted October 4, 2012 at 6:25PM
I wonder if anyone else was - like me - horrified to learn that a small group of war veterans is faced with having to fork out up to £500,000 towards the cost of the new WW2 Bomber Command memorial.
It's taken over sixty years for a proper memorial to be erected to the memory of the people of Bomber Command who lost their lives, and now it's finally there some of the survivors might have to sell their homes to finish paying for it.
I confess to a personal interest in this story - my father flew in Bomber Command - and I'm sadly disappointed that our government seems to be able to find tens of millions of pounds to pay for the consequences of a monumental blunder over train franchises, and millions of pounds to keep a radical Muslim Cleric for years at our expense, but it can't scrape up a relatively small amount to bail these old men out of trouble.
Surely we haven't entirely forgotten that we owe a considerable debt of gratitude to people like this?
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Posted October 6, 2012 at 2:36PM
flycatcher1. Sometimes maybe. But I am also apt to talk a lot of nonsense at times. No different to others on here I suppose.
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