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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:24 pm
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A national hero fighter pilot who was the first person to shoot down a Zeppelin will be left off a roll call of First World War Victoria Cross heroes because he was born in India. Sub-Lieutenant Reginald 'Rex' Warneford was awarded the medal for outstanding valour when he was just 23 for the mission. Under government rules he will be excluded from a poignant commemoration next year to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. His solo mission was celebrated nationally and the country also fell into mourning when he was tragically killed two weeks later. Despite the accolade, his name will not appear on commemorative stone slabs to be laid next year because the government ruled that only servicemen and women born in Britain are eligible.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:57 pm
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"Effin' Colonials!"

I'd take this up with the crown, but we've already registered our protest in terms that are difficult to exceed. Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:36 am
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Can't be helped.
Otherwise we'd have to acknowledge Canadians, Amerkins, Brit's from North of Watford, even Scots!
Whatever next?
Bats?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:33 am
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silly me, I thought the important part was the act of courage, not where you happened to be born

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:12 pm
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Hmmm I seem to remember that CANADIANS and AMERICANS and many other's helped save your sorry butts during that war.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:07 pm
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Pffft!
We hadda slow down so youse all could catch us up!

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Hmmm I seem to remember that CANADIANS and AMERICANS and many other's helped save your sorry butts during that war.


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