Prince marks veterans week start

#1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4646563.stm

The Prince of Wales is to open a "living museum" in London to mark the start of Veterans Awareness Week.
The event in St James's Park is intended to provide visitors with a flavour of what life was like in wartime Britain.

The Royal Mail is releasing a new 1st class stamp showing St Paul's Cathedral during the Blitz to mark the week.

On Sunday, veteran British commandos re-enacted their 1941 raid on Vaagso in western Norway.

This week - falling as it does midway between VE Day and VJ Day - has been chosen by the government as the right time to stage the national commemorations for the end of the war
 
#2
This week - falling as it does midway between VE Day and VJ Day - has been chosen by the government as the right time to stage the national commemorations for the end of the war....
...because any news about the appalling way veterans and Service personnel are treated by the government will be overshadowed by G8.
 
#3
ViroBono said:
This week - falling as it does midway between VE Day and VJ Day - has been chosen by the government as the right time to stage the national commemorations for the end of the war....
...because any news about the appalling way veterans and Service personnel are treated by the government will be overshadowed by G8.
Or because the overpaid fat bastards don't want to lose any of their three months off in the summer to do anything in August?
 
#4
How is that veterans rely on CHARITIES to see them through difficult times? I believe that this country does not take better care of its veterans,simply because once you are out and away from the military you are on your own and left to your own devices.I would consider Britains Veterans as the poor relations in comparison to the USA,Canada,Australia,and New Zealand.How would Britain improve its assistance to veterans/
 
#5
Aye TJ. When I arrived in the USA in the mid 1980s I was impressed by the esteem in which veterans were held by government and public. Free university education, health care, cheaper mortgages, access to the PX and tax free goods among other things. Most states give pensionable credits to combat veterans working in hazardous duty jobs, police, corrections (prison service), etc.

How I wish British veterans were given the same recognition.
 
#6
I have decided to get a Veteran bogging next Sunday. Are you clear for a beer yet Dad? :D
 

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