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Bomber Command Memorial

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Bomber Command Memorial

The Queen unveiled a memorial today to commemorate the near 6000 men of Bomber Command who died during World War II.
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The campaign for the memorial was spearheaded by Robin Gibb, who died recently.  His family has announced that they have donated the proceeds of his last recording to the memorial.
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Re: Bomber Command Memorial

In two separate news bulletins on Sky I heard two different commentators referring to the memorial having figures of SOLDIERS. I suppose there is some excuse for thinking that marines belong to the Army when they belong to the Royal Navy but how can people not know that the Bomber Command memorial is to AIRMEN who belonged to the RAF?
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Re: Bomber Command Memorial

It is certainly a very impressive memorial. It was designed by Liam O'Connor and the sculptor was Philip Jackson.
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It certainly looks good from the pictures, it's about time they got recognition  for what they did and the sacrifice many of them made.
Many people today forget that every male in the country within a certain age group and not in a exempted job were called up to fight and few were given the option of where they would be expected to fight once in the forces.
Every one of these men would be under orders from those in senior positions so failure to give recognition what they did when the War ended did not say much for the Government of the time or up to the present time when public pressure has at last had a result