22nd January 2019
Here at Albion stone we are saddened by the unnecessary vandalism to the Bomber Command Memorial in London’s Green park.
Sq Ldr George “Johnny” Johnson who is the last surviving Dambuster has said it is "disrespectful to the nearly 58,000 people who gave their lives."
White paint was thrown over the tribute in Green Park and a statue of Sir Winston Churchill in New Bond Street.
This is the fourth time in six years that the memorial had been targeted. It was found sprayed with paint which was still wet at on Monday morning.
Air Vice-Marshal David Murray, the charity's chief executive, said: "This is the worst example of vandalism we have seen at the memorial and it is utterly heartbreaking to see the memory of all those brave airmen disrespected in this way. I feel sickened at the lack of respect and the lack of dignity shown by these people. Do they not know what this represents? Do they not know how important this is to many veterans in this country? People gave their lives for this country and the complete disrespect shown by these people sickens me. There is no way we are putting a fence up. This is about remembering people and remembering the freedom they gave us.”