Escort for Heroes, sign the No.10 petition

Discussion in 'Charities and Welfare' started by airborne_artist, Apr 23, 2008.

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  1. You may have seen the press coverage of hearses stuck in traffic, carrying the bodies of those KIA, and noticed how badly this compared with the reception in Canada and other NATO countries for similar casualties.

    Sign the No 10 petition, and perhaps people will take notice.

    The wording of the petition is:

    "The bodies of British servicemen and women killed overseas are flown to RAF Lyneham.

    The hearses carrying the bodies receive no special escort once they leave the county of Wiltshire, normally bound for the mortuary at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

    It is an insult to these brave people and their families that their hearses should travel un-escorted on their journey through the country that these men and women served and died for.

    The signatories to this petition request that the Ministry of Defence, in co-ordination with local Chief Constables, arrange for a formal escort for the bodies of all those Servicemen and women, unless the next-of-kin request otherwise."
  2. Done.
  3. here here to this one!
  4. Signed - best of luck Simon
  5. Too slow, just like on Scafell :D
  6. Done. Come on folks, there is only 18 signatures so far.l