Britain’s last Dambuster launches attack on David Cameron for failure to mint Bomber Command medal.

 

 

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19th May 1967: Members of the original Dam Busters crew stand in front of Lancaster bomber of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

from London Daily Telegraph

Britain’s last Dambuster launches attack on David Cameron for failure to mint Bomber Command medal. 

George “Johnny” Johnson says decision to award only a clasp to Bomber Command veterans, rather than full medal, is an “insult”

Britain’s last Dambuster has launched an extraordinary attack on David Cameron’s refusal to acknowledge fully the veterans of Bomber Command.

George “Johnny” Johnson said the Government’s belated decision to award a clasp to veterans of the Second World War bombing campaign rather than minting a campaign medal was such an “insult” that he has not even taken his out of the box.

Veterans of Bomber Command, which suffered the highest casualty rate of any military unit during the war, have campaigned for decades for the medal that was denied them by Winston Churchill.

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