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Straight talking from Peter Hodge Hon. General Sec. of the Normandy Veterans Association.

Well said that man. Found this whilst trawling Bbc pravda.

A veterans' association has rejected an offer of Lottery funding for a trip to mark the 65th anniversary this summer of the D-Day landings in France.

The Normandy Veterans Association said it would not accept the money at this late stage.
It said it had almost raised enough with the help of a national newspaper.

Earlier on Friday, the Big Lottery Fund announced it will pay for veterans to attend the commemoration of the 65th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy in June.

But Peter Hodge, honorary general secretary of the Normandy Veterans Association, said it was too late.

"There is no way in the world I am going to agree with the National Lottery standing up and saying they sent our veterans to Normandy in the 65th anniversary," he said.

"The people of this country have put the money together and the veterans this year will be going to Normandy with the blessing and the appreciation of the British people and there is no way, that 10 weeks before the kick-off, that they are going to take the credit for this."

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KG said...

Bloody good for him. Buy that man a beer!
No wait for that odious piece of shit Brown to claim he's going to attend "to support and honour" the vets.
When the lying bstard is only going because the Magic Kenyan has indicated he'll be there.

KG said...

"Now wait"that should be.

it's either banned or compulsory said...

Well done Peter hodge, the hoonishness of the government using lottery funds to try and claim credit for supporting our veterans after years of telling them to fuck off and die is contemptible.
Hopefully they will deny the Ghoulish Gordon any place at what is a private function.