Recognition for Wootton Basset - air your views on BBC radi0

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BBC Radio 2 today: Jeremy Vine (love him or loathe him) is inviting discussion on officially thanking Wootton Basset for its kind, spontaneous and dignified recognition of our dead.

Of whom another 5 are due home today.

Vine'shomepage (has link to iPlayer - for listen live and listen again options.

LINK

Kicks off at noon UK time
 
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Just signed it. If the whole country could follow the lead of this village, the world would be a far better place. I take my hat of to the people of Wootton Basset.
 
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jack-daniels said:
Chenderit said:
Interesting article in the Telegraph this week stating that Wootton Bassett aren't wanting any recognition

Telegraph article
That was in response to someone suggesting they change the road name to Highway for Heroes which they weren't to keen on.
Not suprised - sounds like a cheap US war movie.

As for the wishes of the good folk of the town - I sympathise, but . . . nevertheless, I move that HM the Queen, once all of this is over, should (without any reference to, or worries about the 'sensitivities' of her current shyster gunmint) award the Elizabeth Cross to Wootton Basset, who have mourned on all our behalf, the loss of so many of this nation's children.
 
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jack-daniels said:
Chenderit said:
Interesting article in the Telegraph this week stating that Wootton Bassett aren't wanting any recognition

Telegraph article
That was in response to someone suggesting they change the road name to Highway for Heroes which they weren't to keen on.
Only partly. The Mayor stated that the town's people weren't doing what they did for the 'glory' of it - and they don't want the High Street renamed.

I agree with the sentiment that renaming streets in the American or Canadian fashion is possibly a little mawkish for European tastes, and I admire the attitude of the Mayor otherwise; however, despite the fact that this country's Honours system has been abused to a grotesque extent in recent years by the Governing party, there still exists a facility in it for deserving cases to be nominated by the public, and this is such a case. The Mayor's opinion is neither here nor there as far as that is concerned.

Whatever the award, and it should be a significant one, I believe that the people of Wootten Bassett should be made aware of the appreciation that a huge number of us feel for their consideration towards the casualties of the wars, and that there should be no element of politicking involved whatsoever.
 
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A humble suggestion, perhaps HM The Queen could confer "Royal" as a suffix to Wootton Basset as a mark of recognition. It's is Her servicemen after all and would avoid any other recogniton being a political football.
 
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Like the idea of the Town being awarded the Elizabeth Cross. Maybe a small stone memorial with the Cross chiselled in to it?

Either way some sort of recognition for the town should be forthcomming.

However as the people of the town state, they are not doing it for any form of reward. Maybe news/radio articles and sites like this one are enough for the people to know that a great many people in this country respect them for the respect they show our fallen?

Q.
 
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exile1 said:
A humble suggestion, perhaps HM The Queen could confer "Royal" as a suffix to Wootton Basset as a mark of recognition. It's is Her servicemen after all and would avoid any other recogniton being a political football.
Totally agree.
Royal Wootton Bassett
 
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righthandmarker said:
exile1 said:
A humble suggestion, perhaps HM The Queen could confer "Royal" as a suffix to Wootton Basset as a mark of recognition. It's is Her servicemen after all and would avoid any other recogniton being a political football.
Totally agree.
Royal Wootton Bassett
Seconded - probably an even better idea than awardingthe medal.

Do both?
 
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righthandmarker said:
exile1 said:
A humble suggestion, perhaps HM The Queen could confer "Royal" as a suffix to Wootton Basset as a mark of recognition. It's is Her servicemen after all and would avoid any other recogniton being a political football.
Totally agree.
Royal Wootton Bassett
Inspired. Bloody inspired!

Signed.
 
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I'll be an old boring scrote and say ...

Just let them carry on doing what they feel comfortable with.

We all know the emotions associated with this, but Wooty B is THEIR town, not a political football.

God bless them all there for doing it, and for the local RBL guys who started it off. I really don't think we ought to try to impose Trans-Atlantic aspects on this one. I'm just so chuffed and smokey-eyed that they do what they do.
 
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exile1 said:
A humble suggestion, perhaps HM The Queen could confer "Royal" as a suffix to Wootton Basset as a mark of recognition. It's is Her servicemen after all and would avoid any other recogniton being a political football.
My bold ;

Possibly you meant a 'Prefix' but a bloody good idea all the same.

Signed the petition ages ago and I'm a little disappointed that it doesn't have more signatures
 
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blue-sophist said:
I'll be an old boring scrote and say ...

Just let them carry on doing what they feel comfortable with.

We all know the emotions associated with this, but Wooty B is THEIR town, not a political football.

God bless them all there for doing it, and for the local RBL guys who started it off. I really don't think we ought to try to impose Trans-Atlantic aspects on this one. I'm just so chuffed and smokey-eyed that they do what they do.
Well said... and you're right of course. But it's still worth the risk I feel on balance.
 
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BoomShackerLacker said:
righthandmarker said:
exile1 said:
A humble suggestion, perhaps HM The Queen could confer "Royal" as a suffix to Wootton Basset as a mark of recognition. It's is Her servicemen after all and would avoid any other recogniton being a political football.
Totally agree.
Royal Wootton Bassett
Inspired. Bloody inspired!

Signed.
Already voiced a few months back:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/...6&ms_javascript=true&bbcws=1&size=16x9&bbwm=1
 
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blue-sophist said:
I'll be an old boring scrote and say ...

Just let them carry on doing what they feel comfortable with.

We all know the emotions associated with this, but Wooty B is THEIR town, not a political football.

God bless them all there for doing it, and for the local RBL guys who started it off. I really don't think we ought to try to impose Trans-Atlantic aspects on this one. I'm just so chuffed and smokey-eyed that they do what they do.
That was rather my point: about HM not conferring with gunmint. Or, indeed, any other politico. Don't give any of them the chance to get a ball rolling: JFDI, if you know what I mean.
 
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