British War Hero Discarded by the Government
BRITISH WAR HERO DISCARDED BY THE GOVERNMENT – Yesterday I read an article concerning a British World War II here, Wing Commander Bransome ‘Branse’ Burbridge, who is credited as being one of the most heroic fighter pilots of all time.
Wing Commander Burbridge is now at the ripe old age of 93 and sadly has Alzheimer’s.
During his years as a fighter pilot he accumulated a number of medals for his gallantry and bravery, but all this seems to be inconsequential to the British Government.
The very fact that Wing Commander Burbrigde is now having to sell his medals in order to raise £120,000 that is to be used to cover his medical costs for the next 6 years, clearly shows just how much respect, and dare I say gratitude, our Government has for those who continuously put their lives on the line to ensure that our liberty and freedom is upheld.
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I sit here, almost ashamed to call myself British. I say almost because if it was left to me this atrocity, and it is an atrocity and in my view a criminal act, I would ensure that all serving Armed Forces personnel were taken care of, during and after service.
Wing Commander Burbridge, during his service won the Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar on two occasions, one for bravery and one to devotion to duty. Below you can see some of the medals Wing Commander Burbridge awarded during his years serving our country.
His family, including his grandson, is obviously deeply upset that these objects of honour now have to be sold in order to provide the necessary care – the care the Government refuses to give.
Yesterday the veterans’ organization condemned the Government for forgetting people like Wing Commander Burbridge who continuously risked their lives in order to us our freedoms and yet have never asked for much in return. In fact Wing Commander Burbridge has often refused to talk about his war heroics simply stating his was doing his duty for King and Country.
The questions need to be asked… Where are King, or now Queen and Country, when Wing Commander Burbridge needs our help? Where is our Government that so many times ordered Wing Commander Burbridge to fight and lay his life on the line?
What sickens me is when David Cameron and his government bleat on about the morals of Human Rights and that we should not turn away those less fortunate. While this Government continues to flood this country with immigrants, most of which will rape the welfare system for life, it does so knowing that people like Wing Commander Burbridge, who gave everything to his country, is now discarded and forgotten.
Wing Commander Burbridge should not have to sell anything in order to obtain the medical treatment and care he, and all other service personnel, deserve. All government ministers will leave office on a very nice fat pension for life and be taken care of by the hard working taxpayer.
It is nice to see that government officials will once again put their interests and needs ahead of those who really do serve this country and not by sitting in a leather chair behind an oak desk, but by standing on the front lines defending out liberty and freedom
David Cameron Twitter – this is David Cameron’s Twitter Account. You need to tell him how disgusted you are and force him to give Wing Commander Burbridge the care he needs – We the taxpayer demand it and won’t mind paying for something that is morally right.
Why can’t our Government set up a proper welfare assistance system for our service personnel to ensure that we can properly show them our gratitude for the sacrifices they make in order to keep us free?
In closing… I implore you to share this and twitter David Cameron. If it was not for our Armed Force and the likes of Wing Commander Burbridge, which I am for one eternally grateful for all his service, we would not have the freedom we have today.
Please… let us not forget how much they gave and how little they ask for in return.
Editor’s Personal Note – Dear Wing Commander Burbridge, I for one would like to personally thank you for all the sacrifices you made during World War II. I thank you for protecting my liberty and freedom. I can never repay you for all you have given and I sincerely hope that this Government will come to its senses and provide you with the care you so rightly deserve, along with all other Armed Forces personal. God Bless you sir.