Quite disgraceful of the Government to have not already done this. Link comes from the Manchester Evening News. VETERANS are planning a `do it ourselves' campaign to bring home the remains of RAF Second World War fliers. They are angry that a B-24 Liberator bomber, which crashed days after the end of the war in the Far East, still lies deep in the Malaysian jungle. No attempt has been made to recover the bodies of the crew of eight men. The plane crashed in dense jungle and despite pleas to the Ministry of Defence, politicians and even Prince Charles, nothing has been done. Arthur Lane, 88, of Stockport, who survived the horrors of Japanese prisoner of war camps and worked on the infamous Death Railway, is leading the campaign, backed by veterans and surviving relatives. He said: "We owe it to these men to remove the remains if possible, and accord them a Christian burial. "They deserve nothing less. What has happened shows quite shameful indifference to their sacrifice and we have been fobbed off for years." Ann Coffey, Labour MP for Stockport, has told Mr Lane she is aware `how passionately you care about bringing back the remains of soldiers and planes from the Far East'. Liberator KL654 was based in the Cocos Islands and crashed in August 1945 in what was then central Malaya. It is believed wreckage was first found in the 1950s and reported to the authorities, but nothing happened, then rediscovered in 1970 and examined in 2007 and 2008. The pilot was Flt Lt John Selwyn Watts, 24, of Crofton, Yorkshire. His seven crewmen ranged in age from the flight-sergeant `father' of the crew at 31 to a 20-year-old flying officer. Now, 10 volunteers are being sought to go to the site, at a cost of Â£2,000 each, and there are hopes an airline will help to sponsor the trip. Mr Lane said: "We want to put right an injustice." Ms Coffey's office added: "Ann is of course sympathetic to the families. "However, this is not a project likely to be funded by the MoD or, as far as I can see, from any other source." The MoD did not respond to requests for a statement.