Graveyard Vandalism...Again!

#1
"Elsewhere, vandals have smashed 12 military headstones at a cemetery in Wallsend on Tyneside. The Royal British Legion called the attack "heartless" and "disgusting"."- BBC Website, 5th June 2009

Yet another act of vandalism to military headstones. On the last anniversary of VE Day, all people who died during 1930s and 40s headstones were daubbed with Swastikas at a cemetary in the South of England, and a few years ago Worthing War Memorial had the same fate and messages such as "Good Ridance"

It seems that this sort of thing is becoming more and more commonplace, so what needs to be done about it?
 
#3
Easily prevented in future...

A cohort selected for punishment by decimation was divided into groups of ten; each group drew lots (Sortition), and the soldier on whom the lot fell was executed by his nine comrades, often by stoning or clubbing. The remaining soldiers were given rations of barley instead of wheat and forced to sleep outside of the Roman encampment.

Because the punishment fell by lot, all soldiers in the selected cohort were eligible for execution, regardless of guilt and innocence or rank and distinction.

The leadership was usually executed independent of the 1 in 10 deaths of the rank and file.
 
#4
Decimation wouldn't work... the scumbags would eagerly turn on each other and learn nothing.
 
#7
Resurrection of an old thread in a good cause to highlight the vandalism of the grave of Col. Tom Fitzpatrick, Royal Irish Regt, which is located in Surbiton. The destruction took place some time ago (2016) and an unsuccessful fund raising drive was started to repair the grave. I don't know what the situation is currently as regards restoring the grave or fundraising.

Tom Fitzpatrick was a CQMS in 1914 and he led the 2nd Battalion's cooks, drivers and assorted bottlewashers in a counter attack at a crucial stage during the Battle of Mons.

Restoration of World War 1 Hero's Memorial

 
#9
Reference the grave of Col Fitzpatrick which was vandalised a couple of years ago. I made contact with Col. Fitzpatrick's grandson, Reg Fitzpatrick, who organised the restoration which was delayed due to some legal toing and froing over ownership of the burial plot. It has now been restored and a re-dedication ceremony is planned for 1100 hrs, 22nd October 2018 in Surbiton cemetery,Lower Marsh Lane, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey.

The current Royal Irish Regiment intends to send an Officer representative, a Bugler and Piper to do the honours. Reg is also hoping that contingents from the old Royal Irish Regiment Association from Ireland and from the Local Royal British Legion will also be in attendance. As I'm sure they will. Any ARRSE members that will be in the area and who want to attend will be welcome.
 
#10
#11
Hopefully West Yorks plod find the b'stards quickly.

War graves to fallen British heroes have been deliberately smashed by thugs
Headstones were smashed before D-Day's 75th anniversary near Bradford
The heartless vandals have been branded a 'disgrace' by community members


Thugs deliberately smash fallen British war heroes' graves in the run-up to D-Day anniversary | Daily Mail Online
Well done you @irlsgt, a 'dislike' that servicemen, of any country, have their gravestones destroyed. Are you from Bradford then? Can you assist W Yorks police with their enquiries?
 

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#12
Well done you @irlsgt, a 'dislike' that servicemen, of any country, have their gravestones destroyed. Are you from Bradford then? Can you assist W Yorks police with their enquiries?
One would assume that @irlsgt mashed the "dislike" mong button due to the fact he dislikes the behaviour of these scumbags, not that he dislikes your comment about the vandalism.
 
#13
The vandals are petty criminals committing cowardly little crimes. They fall somewhat short of the men whose graves they have pointlessly damaged.
 
#14
Perhaps a minimum 4 year stretch at Her Majesty's pleasure for desecration of war graves would concentrate a few minds.
 
#18
Unfortunately when they get them, they will claim that as children of now, they had no idea what they were doing and didn't realise it was so reprehensible.no doubt the national corriculum teaches them that all old soldiers were oppressors to the free nation's of the commonwealth and probably had something to do with slavery as well. When your schoolteacher has done nothing more than attend some rallies against whatever shit cause was in fashion in their time, they will never teach you the sacrifice made.
 
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#19
If caught, send them to a basic training establishment and beast the feck out of them for 12 weeks.

And I mean really beast them. Permanent RoPs type stuff.
 

Stumpy4154

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#20
If caught, send them to a basic training establishment and beast the feck out of them for 12 weeks.

And I mean really beast them. Permanent RoPs type stuff.
Can I be part of the RP staff? Pleeeeease.
 

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