Guy Gibson's Dog Headstone replaced

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Re: Guy Gibson's Dog Headstone replaced

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iainpeden wrote:
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 8:00 am
A few years ago in school, before the days of computers and interactive boards and boards you could use felt pens on, we were told to use the phrase chalk board rather than blackboard.
Anyway, BC - how goes the brewing and wine making?
Hopefully you thought , “that’s ridiculous, who on Earth is going to be offended by me calling this board, which is black, a blackboard ?”

Edit. PS. I’m typing this on a black iPhone, while sat in my black car, outside my house in Blackpool. So I’m screwed.
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ericbee123 wrote:
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 11:29 am
iainpeden wrote:
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 8:00 am
A few years ago in school, before the days of computers and interactive boards and boards you could use felt pens on, we were told to use the phrase chalk board rather than blackboard.
Anyway, BC - how goes the brewing and wine making?
Hopefully you thought , “that’s ridiculous, who on Earth is going to be offended by me calling this board, which is black, a blackboard ?”

Edit. PS. I’m typing this on a black iPhone, while sat in my black car, outside my house in Blackpool. So I’m screwed.
I was just discussing the impending return to school with another parent not two hours ago & she mentioned (among other things) a whiteboard.

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Back to the film, if the word -. .. --. --. . .-. was deleted, I wonder what word was used by the crew, when transmitting the successful breach of the Mohne Dam?
...and pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in Space cos there's bugger all down here on Earth!

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TonyC wrote:
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 4:08 pm
Back to the film, if the word -. .. --. --. . .-. was deleted, I wonder what word was used by the crew, when transmitting the successful breach of the Mohne Dam?
Any scene in which that word was mentioned with reference to the actual mission - such as when briefing the crews before take off & during the bombing runs, the film was edited - in effect the offending word was not mentioned, at all.

Morse Code could still be heard though.

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As we have sort of moved on to the vagaries and inconsistencies of political correctness this is an interesting one:


https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/ind ... nt-3769516
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iainpeden wrote:
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 6:43 pm
As we have sort of moved on to the vagaries and inconsistencies of political correctness this is an interesting one:


https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/ind ... nt-3769516
Think this is a bit different, Lego has always had a policy that they do not produce models that have an association with war/military as it was one of the founders rules (I know they produce Star Wars, have produced stuff from Indiana Jones and have made guns but these usually come under fanstasy/fiction) so don't know how this got through in the first place, think it was something to do with it being marked up as a rescue version so thought that would be ok. Yes they have produced other military things, Sopwith Pup for example, but don't know how that got through either.

Also the thing about the German Peace Society having an effect. They had a petition that had about a couple of hundred signatures so doubt it was a factor in the decision (they also had a protest outside a Lego store that 3 people turned up to).

I am a big fan of Lego, though don't really delve into Technic, so have been following this since the news came out.

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https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news ... on-4371305

Methinks the petition's instigator needs to go back to school and take more notice in the History lessons.

And tellingly....
A poll on Lincolnshire Live showed that 93 per cent of readers disagreed with the decision to remove the original gravestone.
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iainpeden wrote:
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 6:43 pm
As we have sort of moved on to the vagaries and inconsistencies of political correctness this is an interesting one:


https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/ind ... nt-3769516
Why the hell did they choose an Osprey anyway? Of all the warplanes they could have picked 😕
With just the slightest bit of finesse, I might have made a little less mess.

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Re: Guy Gibson's Dog Headstone replaced

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Brevet Cable wrote:
Sun 02 Aug 2020, 2:09 pm
https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news ... on-4371305

Methinks the petition's instigator needs to go back to school and take more notice in the History lessons.

And tellingly....
A poll on Lincolnshire Live showed that 93 per cent of readers disagreed with the decision to remove the original gravestone.
if lincolnshirelive is anything to do with cambridgeshirelive (which it seems it is) then the people who "wrote" the article probably just copied and pasted the words from the petition followed by "he wrote" or "he said", possibly with a few outraged facebook comments thrown in for good measure.

anything from the "live" series of news outlets is just clickbait nonsense written by people who can copy and paste with apparently no editing or checking at all

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The name was used as a call sign for 617 Tornado Squadron. But was changed to Digger after a complaint from a NATO ally.