The RAF Benevolent Fund is the proud guardian of the Bomber Command Memorial in London. It saddens everyone here that anyone would see fit to paint graffiti on such a magnificent monument.
The Metropolitan Police have issued this statement:
"At 5am this morning police discovered graffiti on both the RAF Bomber Command War Memorial in Green Park and the Animals in War Memorial on Park Lane. Royal Parks' officers and Westminster police are investigating. There have been no arrests at present."
Dean Benton, Director of Marketing and Communications at the RAF Benevolent Fund, said: "It's a sad turn of events that has seen graffiti painted on the Bomber Command Memorial. It is the job of the RAF Benevolent Fund to maintain this fine memorial and preserve it for future generations.
"This mindless act of vandalism re-emphasises the fact that we must still raise £1.5 million towards the ongoing maintenance costs. We ask the great British public to once more get behind the memorial and help us raise this sum."