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Bomber Command Memorial vandalism – update

Following the vandalism of the Bomber Command Memorial this weekend we are pleased to confirm the graffiti has been removed.

Mike Neville, Director of Fundraising at the RAF Benevolent Fund said:

"We were extremely disappointed and saddened that the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park was once again subjected to vandalism.

Bomber Command Memorial

"The RAF Benevolent Fund is proud and privileged to be the official guardian of the Bomber Command Memorial, which stands as a fitting tribute to the 55,573 Bomber Command crew who lost their lives in the Second World War.

"Sadly this is not the first act of vandalism since the Memorial was unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen in 2012. It is always upsetting to see acts of mindless vandalism such as this, particularly as it impacts on the emotions of our veterans and the dependants of all those who were in Bomber Command.

"I am delighted to say that the graffiti has been removed and overall no harm has been done to the Memorial. We are working with the Police on their ongoing investigation.

"We just wanted to thank everyone for their concern and those individuals who generously donated to the upkeep of the Memorial over the weekend.

"The RAF Benevolent Fund's key role is to provide welfare for past and present RAF personnel and their families who are in need and this latest attack will once again divert much needed resources away from those who need support."

For more information about the Memorial or to donate towards its upkeep please visit: www.rafbf.org/bcm.

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