Terrorists Hijack War Memorial.

#1
Sickening!These are not servicemen,to hijack a war memorial to remember their own beggers belief!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8299128.stm



A Bangor man whose sister was killed by the Red Hand Commando has said loyalist monuments erected in the town's Kilcooley estate should be removed immediately.

Tony Coughlin's sister Mildred Harrison was an RUC Reserve Constable when she was murdered in 1975.

The plinths are in a garden of remembrance which was funded by £74,000 from the Housing Executive.

Mr Coughlin said seeing the memorials reminded him of his sister's death.

"One piece of shrapnel entered her heart and severed one of the arteries and she died," Mr Coughlin said.

"There wasn't another mark on her body. It brings me back and I think these people just should not be commemorated.

"The people who put them up should remove them and possibly taken to court if they don't and fined until they are removed."

The money for the project was linked to the removal of murals and graffiti and the Housing Executive has stressed that none of the funding was spent on the plinths.

Earlier this week, Housing Executive area manager Stephen Graham said they had appeared "at the eleventh hour" and were "extremely regrettable".

He said he and his colleagues were urgently seeking meetings with local representatives.

Three black stones bear inscriptions dedicated to the "glorious memory" of the UDA, UVF, and Red Hand Commando.


Our concern is if we take a heavy hand with this, there could be safety issues involved
Stephen Graham
Housing Executive

The funds from the Department of Social Development were distributed by the Housing Executive under a neighbourhood renewal project.

Mr Graham said: "The original specification was to build a brick wall with a small plinth in memory of those killed in WWI, two small plaques and a Union flag and an Ulster flag.

"Everything that was included in the original specification has been done, and that was what the funding paid for.

"At the eleventh hour and unknown to us and the Department of Social Development, these three plinths have appeared on the site."

Mr Graham said he felt the plinths should be removed by the people who erected them.

"Our concern is if we take a heavy hand with this, there could be safety issues involved and it could damage our relationship with the local community which supported this garden," he said.
 
#3
While it is intensely irritating that these terrorist organisations should so pretensiously parade their past activities the memorials in question are very muted and in a reasonably secluded place in comparison with the prolific memorials to republican terrorists.
Some of those memorials are very public and are excessively agressive and intimidating. Many are on busy main roads and in villages where the families of the victims have to pass them regularly while the memorials and tributes to innocents and to the security forces have to be hidden away to avoid malicious damage.
And it is unlikely that planning permission has been sought for any of them.
It is a pity that any of these - the memorials lauding the activities of criminals that is - are so blatantly displayed. However as we permitted one group to do this then we can hardly stop others.
 
#4
Punch said:
While it is intensely irritating that these terrorist organisations should so pretensiously parade their past activities the memorials in question are very muted and in a reasonably secluded place in comparison with the prolific memorials to republican terrorists.
Some of those memorials are very public and are excessively agressive and intimidating. Many are on busy main roads and in villages where the families of the victims have to pass them regularly while the memorials and tributes to innocents and to the security forces have to be hidden away to avoid malicious damage.
And it is unlikely that planning permission has been sought for any of them.
It is a pity that any of these - the memorials lauding the activities of criminals that is - are so blatantly displayed. However as we permitted one group to do this then we can hardly stop others.
This one is right next to the Bangor ring road,which is the main arterial route past Bangor on the way to Groomsport ect.It can be seen from the ring road by thousands every day.
 
#6
spike7451 said:
Sickening!These are not servicemen,to hijack a war memorial to remember their own beggers belief!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8299128.stm



A Bangor man whose sister was killed by the Red Hand Commando has said loyalist monuments erected in the town's Kilcooley estate should be removed immediately.

Tony Coughlin's sister Mildred Harrison was an RUC Reserve Constable when she was murdered in 1975.

The plinths are in a garden of remembrance which was funded by £74,000 from the Housing Executive.

Mr Coughlin said seeing the memorials reminded him of his sister's death.

"One piece of shrapnel entered her heart and severed one of the arteries and she died," Mr Coughlin said.

"There wasn't another mark on her body. It brings me back and I think these people just should not be commemorated.

"The people who put them up should remove them and possibly taken to court if they don't and fined until they are removed."

The money for the project was linked to the removal of murals and graffiti and the Housing Executive has stressed that none of the funding was spent on the plinths.

Earlier this week, Housing Executive area manager Stephen Graham said they had appeared "at the eleventh hour" and were "extremely regrettable".

He said he and his colleagues were urgently seeking meetings with local representatives.

Three black stones bear inscriptions dedicated to the "glorious memory" of the UDA, UVF, and Red Hand Commando.


Our concern is if we take a heavy hand with this, there could be safety issues involved
Stephen Graham
Housing Executive

The funds from the Department of Social Development were distributed by the Housing Executive under a neighbourhood renewal project.

Mr Graham said: "The original specification was to build a brick wall with a small plinth in memory of those killed in WWI, two small plaques and a Union flag and an Ulster flag.

"Everything that was included in the original specification has been done, and that was what the funding paid for.

"At the eleventh hour and unknown to us and the Department of Social Development, these three plinths have appeared on the site."

Mr Graham said he felt the plinths should be removed by the people who erected them.

"Our concern is if we take a heavy hand with this, there could be safety issues involved and it could damage our relationship with the local community which supported this garden," he said.
Obscene. :puker:
 
#7
Punch said:
Sorry Spike,
point taken - I did not realise it was quite so public.
No probs,
Quite ironic really because on the gable wall of a house opposite is one of the famouse UVF ect murels which covers the entire side.
 
#8
Thank feck I don't live there anymore.

They're cheeky barstewards. What makes me chortle is the fact that they call themselves "D Coy". Ironic

As a side note, as they're volunteers, do you think they're on stand-down for the next six months aswell?
 

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