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Mr Brown
post May 19 2019, 11:50 AM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ May 19 2019, 07:19 AM) *
There you go, theres your first donation, perhaps set up an official crowd fund and get a proper campaign in motion. If people agree with you it wont be long before you're installing a commemorative plaque, although it wont be on the right anniversary.


Yes, all quite feasible. A dedication on an appropriate day wouldn't be too difficult either. Sort of thing the great and good like to attend and so media attention built in. Frankly, rather more meaningful than some of the recent town council faux blue plaques.
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post May 19 2019, 01:35 PM
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QUOTE (Phil_D11102 @ May 19 2019, 10:16 AM) *
You really are pretty stupid, aren't you..

I wasn't asking for a plaque because the American's left, I was asking for a plaque for the years the base was in operation.

As for the smelliest fart, we can smell your breath due to all the vile sh*t you spout.

I think you should just accept that most people are glad the Cruise missiles and US servicemen are gone and we have our common back. Get over it.
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post May 19 2019, 02:28 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ May 19 2019, 07:19 AM) *
There you go, theres your first donation, perhaps set up an official crowd fund and get a proper campaign in motion. If people agree with you it wont be long before you're installing a commemorative plaque, although it wont be on the right anniversary.

I would chip in as well.


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post May 20 2019, 06:43 AM
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QUOTE (newres @ May 19 2019, 02:35 PM) *
I think you should just accept that most people are glad the Cruise missiles and US servicemen are gone and we have our common back. Get over it.


A couple of home truths numpty.

1 - The commoners all but 3 gave up their right to the common, of which their ancient right was to graze cattle, and to collect gravel and firewood.

2 - The cruise is gone because it did it's job, as well as my brothers and sisters in uniform.

3 - The impact on the local economy is significant. For example, BT billed the U.S.A.F. one million pounds every 6 months. The cost of RAF Mildenhall closing is an estimated 230.73m economic impact on the local area. Where some of the people from Mildenhall going? RAF Fairford, which uses their runway for deployments and the Air Tattoo. The original mission of RAF Greenham Common was to host KC135 tanker aircraft, to which the NTC didn't want, so they got cruise instead. Has Newbury and it's economy been the same since 1991?

4 - I bet the locals are happier to see the peace women gone, along with their BS.

5 - Most of the locals I meet always like to reminisce about great times they had with their American friends, up on the base at the club, or at the bowling alley.

Try to take off the liberal glasses and see the world for what it is.
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post May 20 2019, 07:41 AM
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QUOTE (Phil_D11102 @ May 20 2019, 07:43 AM) *
A couple of home truths numpty.

1 - The commoners all but 3 gave up their right to the common, of which their ancient right was to graze cattle, and to collect gravel and firewood.

2 - The cruise is gone because it did it's job, as well as my brothers and sisters in uniform.

3 - The impact on the local economy is significant. For example, BT billed the U.S.A.F. one million pounds every 6 months. The cost of RAF Mildenhall closing is an estimated 230.73m economic impact on the local area. Where some of the people from Mildenhall going? RAF Fairford, which uses their runway for deployments and the Air Tattoo. The original mission of RAF Greenham Common was to host KC135 tanker aircraft, to which the NTC didn't want, so they got cruise instead. Has Newbury and it's economy been the same since 1991?

4 - I bet the locals are happier to see the peace women gone, along with their BS.

5 - Most of the locals I meet always like to reminisce about great times they had with their American friends, up on the base at the club, or at the bowling alley.

Try to take off the liberal glasses and see the world for what it is.

If people loved you so much how come there's none of the fawny behaviour you seem to expect? Deluded.
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post May 20 2019, 08:22 AM
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QUOTE (newres @ May 20 2019, 08:41 AM) *
If people loved you so much how come there's none of the fawny behaviour you seem to expect? Deluded.


It's because people don't know that there isn't any acknowledgement of the Airborne troops or the years the base was opened.

And that is because of the media spin..
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post May 20 2019, 09:14 AM
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No it's because people who aren't in the forces don't care about the forces.

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post May 20 2019, 11:17 AM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ May 20 2019, 10:14 AM) *
No it's because people who aren't in the forces don't care about the forces.


I think you will find that the "people" give quite generously to forces charities.

What people don't know is exactly what I am talking about.

Did anyone really know that these monuments were on the base?


https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/26...ep-further.html


Again, it's about the spin, not about not caring..
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post May 20 2019, 12:50 PM
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QUOTE (Phil_D11102 @ May 20 2019, 12:17 PM) *
I think you will find that the "people" give quite generously to forces charities.

What people don't know is exactly what I am talking about.

Did anyone really know that these monuments were on the base?


https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/26...ep-further.html


Again, it's about the spin, not about not caring..


Yes, I know several.

I must admit I don't think moving this monument is the right thing to do though. A bit like suggesting moving the town's war memorial to a more convenient place. The memorial commemorates, but over time tells another story. As the site will remain in civilian use, it would be right and proper to keep the memorial in place, amongst us, so to speak. The Control Tower is not a memorial, at best it's a museum telling a story. It needs to tell the whole story, but it's a story none the less. And no one is suggesting that the 'Peace Garden' should be removed from the gate and re sited at the Control Tower.
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post Jun 7 2019, 09:31 AM
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QUOTE (Mr Brown @ May 20 2019, 01:50 PM) *
Yes, I know several.

I must admit I don't think moving this monument is the right thing to do though. A bit like suggesting moving the town's war memorial to a more convenient place. The memorial commemorates, but over time tells another story. As the site will remain in civilian use, it would be right and proper to keep the memorial in place, amongst us, so to speak. The Control Tower is not a memorial, at best it's a museum telling a story. It needs to tell the whole story, but it's a story none the less. And no one is suggesting that the 'Peace Garden' should be removed from the gate and re sited at the Control Tower.



Went to RAF Welford on Tuesday the 4th of June for the dedication of a plaque. It's amazing that little ole Welford can do this, but nothing at Greenham.

I have friend who attended the D-DAY 75 show at GC. Apparently they had American's in British uniforms, and they kept referring to the "USAF" which wasn't formed until 26th of July 1947, 3 years after D-Day.

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post Jun 7 2019, 01:13 PM
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and they kept referring to the "USAF" which wasn't formed until 26th of July 1947, 3 years after D-Day.


Reminds me of Raiders of the Lost Ark which is set in 1936. The German soldiers are dressed as Afrika Korps - which didn't exist until 1941. Totally ruined the film.
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post Jun 8 2019, 12:50 PM
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The Memorial Stones at the entrance to the Greenham Common Business Park are being moved to the Control Tower.
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post Aug 5 2019, 02:43 PM
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I was very suprised the other day when I was reading an advertisment for commerative D Day specially minted coins.
Right at the bottom, in the smallest of print, it was revealed that the company behind the promotion was German.
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