Luftwaffe invited to take part in Battle of Britain Flypast

#1
#3
Oh come on, Scooby. Not all Germans were SS.

The Luftwaffe, in the most part, held to an honourable code. Remembrance too, should be for all the fallen and to that end, I have no difficulty with this.
 
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blindfire

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#5
don't see an issue,when we were in Germany, reguarly held do's with the old boys from the Afrika Korps and they were great.

They gaves us a plaque for the bar...usual AK thing with palm tress and underneath was inscibed "enemies of yesterday, friends of today"
 
#6
Seems only fair to me as they were involved in the original. Do the Germans have a BBMF?
 
#7
no problem either
 

Fang_Farrier

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#8
I believe they lost more men than we did. They are no longer the enemy, no reason why they shouldn't be there.
 
#9
No problem either. Its not like in the summer of 1940 any of the nastiness of the regime that was to come was in effect.

There's more than a few old boys who have managed to get over it, who are we to judge today?
 
#10
No Stukas!!And if its to commemorate the battle of Britain then dropping a few BF-109s and the odd FW-192 into the channel would be fitting.

God bless Mr Mitchell we might have been a bit fcuked without his cleverness.
 

_Chimurenga_

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#11
Is this going to be a rehash of the "Trafalgar 200" events ?

Will we have Red and Blue Air Forces in lieu of the RAF & Luftwaffe ?
 
#12
Why not? After all, without the Luftwaffe there would'nt have been anything to celebrate in the first place! :D

I'll get my coat if someone will call for a taxi... :oops:
 
#13
No reason why the runner's up shouldn't take part. The difficulty will be persuading the Italians to turn up, haha!
 
#15
Yeah, after the East-End has been covered, they could do a nice flight over Southampton, Plymouth, Coventry, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Hull and Coventry? Yes I know I listed Coventry twice, I figured they like Coventry – give the citizens two chances to show their appreciation as well ;)

If they want to attend, have them do it on foot. Let them march up The Strand to St. Clement Danes, then crawl on their bellies past Hugh Dowding while chanting ”I am not worthy”.

No.9
 
#16
leveller said:
Sid_Ruff said:
No reason why the runner's up shouldn't take part. The difficulty will be persuading the Italians to turn up, haha!
And which side to fly with :D
Hehe, a Before and After flypast then?
 

seaweed

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#17
Older people, who know how many lives were destroyed and disrupted by the Luftwaffe might (I do) see this as an insupportable insult. This is an utter case of false equivalence between those who strove, at vast cost, for a world of freedom, justice and the rule of law, and those whose massive energy was devoted to the totally evil end of plunging the whole world into a thousand-year Nazi night.
 

Biped

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#18
seaweed said:
Older people, who know how many lives were destroyed and disrupted by the Luftwaffe might (I do) see this as an insupportable insult. This is an utter case of false equivalence between those who strove, at vast cost, for a world of freedom, justice and the rule of law, and those whose massive energy was devoted to the totally evil end of plunging the whole world into a thousand-year Nazi night.
Look, we voted them in, so . . . . . oh, right, you mean the germins!
 
#19
Good drills I say. If the Irish are big enough to invite British troops to the centenary of the 1916 uprising there's no reason why we can't host the Luftwaffe.
 
#20
I agree some might find it offensive or in poor taste, but speaking to the guys in the RBL club most were happy to see a combined display as it would be educational for people to see something other than the B.O.B Spitfire and Hurricane.

Only one had a negative opinion of the idea, disliking the thought of the aircraft markings making an appearance more than anything else.
 

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