***** your baubles, meet a hero.

Forget the showbiz moochers, ignore the councillors and the alleged ‘civil servants’; only one name stands above and beyond. As a symbol of over 55,000 veterans of Bomber Command, who were so disgracefully ignored for so long; as a man who flew, and fought, and took the war to those who blatantly made war on civilians: I give you Johnny Johnson!

 

But even in his twilight years, as he approaches the end of memories; all the bastards awarded him was a bloody M.B.E. A man who flew in that long, bloody campaign against the Nazis, a symbol of the bravest of the brave; a man who deserved the highest honour which could be bestowed: and he is listed along with the ‘Buggins’, with the ‘Charity workers’, and set lower than the puffed-up council chairmen who get the knighthoods.

 

Somehow, I do believe that that brave man should have quietly stated that he didn’t want it, because the MBE is for the camp followers, not for a man who placed his life on the line in the Service of his Country!

 

2 comments for “***** your baubles, meet a hero.

  1. Mudplugger
    June 17, 2017 at 10:02 am

    The negative treatment of Bomber Command is indeed disgraceful, but to append a high honour on the sole survivor of one branch, only because he is the sole survivor, could be considered just as inappropriate a use of the honours system as the plentiful baubles for the bull-shitters.

    Johnny Johnson played his part, along with thousands more in Bomber Command and millions more conscripts in the other services, most of whom were shown no recognition in their lifetimes, despite sacrifice and suffering beyond our imagination, merely being sent back to pick up civilian life with nothing but a Burton’s demob-suit, a rail-warrant and a paltry few quid.
    I applaud and respect them all: adding any token bling now of belated ‘cosmetic honours’ does not enhance that.

  2. John in cheshire
    June 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Well said Mike. I hope the memory of this man lasts for centuries, longer than the 15 minutes of fame these other lesser mortals are bathing in today.

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