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  • David_Kavangh
    Senior Member
    • Jan 2000
    • 1017

    Dambuster George "Johnny" Johnson says what he thinks!

    From the Daily Telegraph. I was at the IBCC fund raising event on Saturday. Johnny did actually have a go at all politicians, whatever their shade.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/w...and-medal.html
  • John Green
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2011
    • 6643

    #2
    Suggested correction to the subject title:

    Dambuster Johnny Johnson says what all of us think !

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    • David_Kavangh
      Senior Member
      • Jan 2000
      • 1017

      #3
      True!

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      • PeterVerney
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • May 2009
        • 1010

        #4
        I agree
        Man is not lost. Only temporarily uncertain of his position.

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        • WV-903.
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Oct 2007
          • 566

          #5
          Johnny Johnson must also be aware of the fascist dictatorship currently being installed in this country, ( And I'll bet it makes him cringe in dis-belief ) which basically is putting 2 fingers up to all our forefathers who served in WW2 and doesn't seem to care about todays UK Forces either. ( www.ukcolumn.org ) People need to wake up---fast !!!! if not for themselves but for their kids and grandkids futures.

          Bill T.

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          • Radpoe Meteor
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jul 2007
            • 781

            #6
            Good for you "Johnnie", it comes to something when,not only is the national memorial to Bomber command funded by charity, but it is then topped by the national disgrace that this government cannot find itself to honour a campaign medal which has been denied to the surviving crewmen since 1945.

            Yet (despite the fact they deserve them, no so offence intended) the French are giving the D-Day veterans long overdue Leigion D'honnour medals.

            Still, I may not be in a position to offer the " Bomber Boys " a medal, but I'm glad to be part of the generation that feels they are owed the greatest respect.

            I know if lead the country, I'd make sure they got one.
            Last edited by Radpoe Meteor; 2nd March 2016, 08:13.

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            • John Green
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Mar 2011
              • 6643

              #7
              As a private initiative, perhaps the many in this country and abroad who feel most strongly about this omission, could gather their collective financial strength and commission a medal manufacturer to design a specific Bomber Command campaign medal to be recorded as offered 'on behalf of the people of Britain and the British Commonwealth'.

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              • John Green
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Mar 2011
                • 6643

                #8
                Further on this matter. I e-mailed a medal manufacturer also offering a design service. They quickly replied, writing that a medal manufacturer known as Award Medals had, as a private initiative, already - some while ago - issued a commemorative medal for Bomber Command.

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                • The Bump
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Nov 2004
                  • 819

                  #9
                  Originally posted by WV-903. View Post
                  Johnny Johnson must also be aware of the fascist dictatorship currently being installed in this country, ( And I'll bet it makes him cringe in dis-belief ) which basically is putting 2 fingers up to all our forefathers who served in WW2 and doesn't seem to care about todays UK Forces either. ( www.ukcolumn.org ) People need to wake up---fast !!!! if not for themselves but for their kids and grandkids futures.

                  Bill T.
                  Time for your meds I think......

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                  • charliehunt
                    Nearly there!
                    • Oct 2012
                    • 11459

                    #10
                    Just relieved I have no "grandkids", although I do have grandchildren!!
                    Charlie

                    Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!

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                    • silver fox
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • May 2008
                      • 693

                      #11
                      Originally posted by WV-903. View Post
                      Johnny Johnson must also be aware of the fascist dictatorship currently being installed in this country, ( And I'll bet it makes him cringe in dis-belief ) which basically is putting 2 fingers up to all our forefathers who served in WW2 and doesn't seem to care about todays UK Forces either. ( www.ukcolumn.org ) People need to wake up---fast !!!! if not for themselves but for their kids and grandkids futures.

                      Bill T.
                      If you are referring to our present government, agree wholeheartedly.

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                      • bazv
                        olde rigger
                        • Feb 2005
                        • 5838

                        #12
                        Just look at the alternative Silver Fox - would you really want 'Comrade Corby' running the country ? ; )

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                        • charliehunt
                          Nearly there!
                          • Oct 2012
                          • 11459

                          #13
                          If this gets much sillier someone will be comparing us to North Korea!!
                          Charlie

                          Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!

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                          • Mr Creosote
                            Better get a bucket...
                            • Aug 2005
                            • 1399

                            #14
                            At the risk of appearing to want to defend "Dave" I think all post-war Govts, starting with that led by Churchill, have badly failed the men of Bomber Command.
                            Terms & Conditions Apply.

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                            • J Boyle
                              With malice towards none
                              • Oct 2004
                              • 9677

                              #15
                              Originally posted by charliehunt View Post
                              If this gets much sillier someone will be comparing us to North Korea!!
                              Or perhaps various Americans which many in the UK don't like..or heaven forbid, Margaret Thatcher. They get much more scorn on this forum than North Korea or any number of dictatorships.
                              There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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                              • J Boyle
                                With malice towards none
                                • Oct 2004
                                • 9677

                                #16
                                Originally posted by charliehunt View Post
                                If this gets much sillier someone will be comparing us to North Korea!!
                                Or perhaps various Americans which many in the UK don't like..or heaven forbid, Margaret Thatcher. They get much more scorn on this forum than North Korea or any number of dictatorships.
                                There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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                                • charliehunt
                                  Nearly there!
                                  • Oct 2012
                                  • 11459

                                  #17
                                  I was actually making a flippant observation on the asinine assertion posted earlier comparing the current UK government to a facist dictatorship. However much it is despised by some, making that comparison, without any discernible trace of irony, is simply stupid.
                                  Charlie

                                  Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!

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