Bomber Com­mand recog­ni­tion

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Con­grat­u­la­tions and thanks to Dave Unwin for his ar­ti­cle in the July is­sue. The achieve­ments, brav­ery and sac­ri­fices of those re­mark­able crews war­rant a far greater place in our his­tory. As the son of a Bomber Com­mand nav­i­ga­tor I know from per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence that the lack of recog­ni­tion has been a hurt­ful and in­ex­pli­ca­ble omis­sion to those who de­served bet­ter. They did as they were asked (con­firmed in my fa­ther’s un­pub­lished mem­oirs of his wartime and post-con­flict fly­ing ca­reer).

I fully sup­port the call for a cam­paign medal. It is long over­due even though it is too late for the men them­selves. In the mean­time, thanks to the BBMF and to Pi­lot mag­a­zine for keep­ing the mem­ory alive. Peter Cole, Crowthorne

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