Our government has decided that the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight is expendable - and are threatening to withdraw funding.
It's outside our era, but hey! A good man from 3 Sqn has posted the following petition on the 10 Downing Street web site:
http://petitions. number10. gov.uk/BBMFCuts/
Your petition reads:
We the undersigned Petition the Prime Minister to Ensure that the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is not axed in any defence cuts It has been suggested that the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) - which celebrates the sacrifice of those who flew during the 2nd World War - will be cut in the next round of defence cuts. This will be a travesty if it was to go ahead.
The BBMF is said to cost a mere £3m a year, less than 0.1% of the defence budget.
It is a great delight for all who see their displays, and, if closed, the memory of 'The Few' will be lost. Please vote to ensure that the BBMF is not closed. Simply click on the link above, fill in the form and then pass this on.
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