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KRISTORF
07-11-2007, 03:34 AM
Please read and sign, it would appear that our 'leaders' in London don't want to remember our past in case someone gets upset.

Link http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/BattleofBritain/?ref=battleofbritain

UK only I am afraid.

KRISTORF
07-11-2007, 03:34 AM
Please read and sign, it would appear that our 'leaders' in London don't want to remember our past in case someone gets upset.

Link http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/BattleofBritain/?ref=battleofbritain

UK only I am afraid.

JG52Uther
07-11-2007, 03:44 AM
Done.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
07-11-2007, 03:50 AM
+1

davstub
07-11-2007, 04:08 AM
Signed

stathem
07-11-2007, 04:11 AM
done.

-HH-Quazi
07-11-2007, 04:18 AM
Even though I can't sign it, you guys have my support. I am going to link this thread to our K9 forums also in case those m8s do not get over this way often. I know some do not.

SeaFireLIV
07-11-2007, 04:29 AM
wow! Signed.

Anti_Ship_Fella
07-11-2007, 05:13 AM
im not from england so i cant sign it but you have my support

Chris0382
07-11-2007, 05:29 AM
This is an important day not to rub salt in Germany's face but to pay tribute to those few and show that a few can make such a big difference in the outcome of freedom.

Im sure though many other countries can have their days also as we all live in glass houses. But the battle of Britain was a symbol of resistance against a tyrant who was not serving the German peoples best interest. At that time England had changed her ways and fought for the freedom of the world.

Long live the memories of those few who did so much.

JG53Frankyboy
07-11-2007, 05:30 AM
you have my support as a german.

GBrutus
07-11-2007, 05:38 AM
Signed.

OD_
07-11-2007, 06:19 AM
I've signed it but where did this come from?
I've not been able to find any reference to it anywhere. If it is planned then it is a stupid thing to do to try and ignore part of what shaped the world as it is today.

OD.

FE_pilot
07-11-2007, 07:25 AM
What now, first With Japan, and now The British are trying to erase part of their history. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif


Also you have my full support.

ytareh
07-11-2007, 07:32 AM
Ultimate disgrace....cant think of much worse (non UK citizen)

Divine-Wind
07-11-2007, 09:07 AM
Dear God... Historical revisionism at work people!


Ya got my support. If only it were a worldwide petition.

GreyFox5
07-11-2007, 09:14 AM
I'm in the U.S.A. but I would like to support you anyway I can.

Never Forget!

knightflyte
07-11-2007, 09:17 AM
I'm confused. Maybe there's something I'm mssing, but I don't see where history is being revised.

Was 9/15 a British Day of rememberance of BoB and now the day is revoked?

Is this a lot like trying to get recognition much like many in the states trying to get Martin Luther King's birthday as a holiday?

Need more background on this. (as someone from out of your country who doesn't have the full story)

Thanks.

Monty_Thrud
07-11-2007, 10:41 AM
Very much signed.

Hanglands
07-11-2007, 11:53 AM
Job Done. Reposted and emailed the link.

buglord
07-11-2007, 11:59 AM
Signed chris & e-mailed friends about this too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

MB_Avro_UK
07-11-2007, 01:05 PM
Thanks for posting this http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Signed and posted elsewhere.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Warrington_Wolf
07-11-2007, 01:14 PM
Signed.

SidCheshire
07-11-2007, 02:37 PM
Hang on, more information here please...

Why re-recognise the 15th of September as "Battle of Britain Day"? It is recognised anyway and hasn't been dropped:
http://www.rafa.org.uk/fundraising-battleofbritian.asp The 15th September is already a significant date and it would be very appropriate to adopt it as an OFFICIAL celebratory date.

I can't see any references in the petition to it's removal or it's perceived offensiveness, so could someone show me to these links?

Now, if this is a petition to officially celebrate the "Battle of Britain" on the 15th September that's a different story and would get my full support.

Stuntie
07-11-2007, 03:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SidCheshire:
Hang on, more information here please...

Why re-recognise the 15th of September as "Battle of Britain Day"? It is recognised anyway and hasn't been dropped:
http://www.rafa.org.uk/fundraising-battleofbritian.asp The 15th September is already a significant date and it would be very appropriate to adopt it as an OFFICIAL celebratory date.

I can't see any references in the petition to it's removal or it's perceived offensiveness, so could someone show me to these links?

Now, if this is a petition to officially celebrate the "Battle of Britain" on the 15th September that's a different story and would get my full support. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I too would like some more info on this.

The 15th always has been Battle of Britain day.
I have not heard of it being stopped or anything, so would like to see where this all comes from.

Edit: Nothing on Hendom, BBMF or Raf News sites, whom I thought would have been making a fuss about this.

Hanglands
07-11-2007, 03:13 PM
I cant cite any specific source, but I believe the 15th September 1940 is the earliest date that Fighter Command are quoted as claiming victory in the Battle of Britain.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/septem..._3521000/3521611.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/15/newsid_3521000/3521611.stm)

http://www.raf.mod.uk/bob1940/september15.html

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/wwii6_headline.gif

Maybe the original poster is raising this topic as they believe, as do I, that not enough is done to remember those who took part. If you went out and stopped 20 people on the street, and asked them about the Battle of Britain Day, how many would be able to tell you the importance of the 15th September, or indeed the BoB at all?

SidCheshire
07-11-2007, 05:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Hanglands:
I cant cite any specific source, but I believe the 15th September 1940 is the earliest date that Fighter Command are quoted as claiming victory in the Battle of Britain.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/septem..._3521000/3521611.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/15/newsid_3521000/3521611.stm)

http://www.raf.mod.uk/bob1940/september15.html

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/wwii6_headline.gif

Maybe the original poster is raising this topic as they believe, as do I, that not enough is done to remember those who took part. If you went out and stopped 20 people on the street, and asked them about the Battle of Britain Day, how many would be able to tell you the importance of the 15th September, or indeed the BoB at all? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I agree, perhaps this is to get some awareness of the significance of the 15th September....however, this needed to be clearer in the petition

leitmotiv
07-11-2007, 05:35 PM
I was amazed the three years I was in London on BOB Day (1993-1995) that there was no mention of it at all. Each year I went to the RAF Museum on that day and it was just like any other day. I thought at least the Govt could muster a Spitfire over the city at noon or something. When you get down to it, is there anything in London which knits the city to the RAF like the Admiralty Building and Nelson's Column? London needs a Spitfire Column to remind everybody of the Battle.

VMF-214_HaVoK
07-11-2007, 05:36 PM
I cant sign it either but you have my full support. The fact that they even have to think about it is borderline insanity. I would post your link in every single UK forum I could find if I were you. Good luck and I hope "The Few" get the recognition they so deserve.

S!

Crash_Moses
07-11-2007, 05:52 PM
Double-quadruple ditto. I'd sign it if I could.

Two thumbs up... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Bartsimpson-
07-11-2007, 10:57 PM
Signed .... as an expat ... as an expat you can sign you need not be at at home .

Bartman

MB_Avro_UK
07-12-2007, 03:48 AM
Isn't it a petition for a public holiday on the 15th?

B16Enk
07-12-2007, 04:43 AM
Signed.

With the Few becoming fewer I think the marking of Battle of Britain Day is a must, the nation should be able to show it's thanks to the Few and to ensure future generations never forget.

carts
07-12-2007, 09:07 AM
Signed,but i dont think we in the UK are forgetting!
http://www.bbm.org.uk/progphotos.htm

NormanNippy
07-12-2007, 09:45 AM
signed it too and put on another forum I visit.

Banger2004
07-12-2007, 12:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by carts:
Signed,but i dont think we in the UK are forgetting!
http://www.bbm.org.uk/progphotos.htm </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Do not bet on it. I would not be surprised if they no longer teach about it in the history lessons at school any more. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Seems to be that a lot of teenagers/young people either are not given the knowledge, or are not interested. As time goes on I suppose the recent history of this nation becomes more 'blurred', less important to some.

Viking-S
07-12-2007, 01:11 PM
Come to think of it its just opposite of what most of you guys suggests. Today every day life is just normal between old "enemies" and the young ones don't know and don't care as they live and continue to live their day in a society that have made possible a happy European symbiosis between old "enemies" like the Spaniards, North Americans, French, Germans, Italians or whatever! And that is what it was all about. Period! Don't remind them as they where not responsible for what took place and it will only keep old wounds unhealed and this was, probably, not the wish of those who at that time with the knowledge and information available sacrificed their health and life's for something that, right or wrong, was bigger than life.

Above all don't use their sacrifice to justify political happenings in contemporary history!

Viking

RAF74_Raptor
07-12-2007, 05:13 PM
Those that forget the past are doomed to repeat it. Cant sign non UK but you have my utmost support

Clipper_51
07-12-2007, 06:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Anti_Ship_Fella:
im not from england so i cant sign it but you have my support </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Me too. Behind you 100%

ddpairborne59
07-13-2007, 11:46 AM
Canadian here,vancouver British Columbia. You would definitely have my vote if I could.
Cheers!
Tally Ho! as you Brits put it.