You may or you may not know but despite the losses suffered by Bomber Command in World War II, no Campaign Medal was ever struck. An on-line petition is now in full swing, and there is an opportunity to add your voice to this petition. This petition is on the 10 Downing Street Website. Please do 'sign' this petition if you have access to the Internet; click on the link below for direct access to the petition:
The deadline for signing is 27 May 2007, and at the time of writing (28 April 2007) there are 1,853 signatures on the petition.
The campaign closed on 27 May 2007 with 2,147 votes. The result was an email from 10 Downing Street as shown below:
-----Original Message----- From: 10 Downing Street [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: 15 June 2007 16:34 To: e-petition signatories Subject: Government response to petition 'BomberCommand' You recently signed a petition asking the Prime Minister to "Recognise the courage and sacrifice of the men of RAF Bomber Command by instituting a Campaign Medal." The Prime Minister's Office has responded to that petition and you can view it here: http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page11982.asp Prime Minister's Office Petition information - http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/BomberCommand/ If you would like to opt out of receiving further mail on this or any other petitions you signed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org