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thedrifter
11-26-07, 08:06 AM
Shame in Britain: Disabled veterans jeered at swimming pool
By Michelle Malkin • November 25, 2007 08:27 AM

The London Telegraph has a Sunday morning blood-boiler. Britain has a potent strain of moonbat virus going around. What would Churchill do?

Injured soldiers who lost their limbs fighting for their country have been driven from a swimming pool training session by jeering members of the public.

The men, injured during tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, were taking part in a rehabilitation session at a leisure centre, when two women demanded they be removed from the pool. They claimed that the soldiers “hadn’t paid” and might scare the children.

The incident has sparked widespread condemnation. Adml Lord Boyce, a former head of the Armed Forces, said last night the women should be “named and shamed”.

“These people are beneath contempt and everything should be done to get their names and publish them in the press,” he said. “It is contemptible that people who have given up their limbs for their country should be so abused when they are trying to get fit again.”

It comes after calls for the public to do more to welcome home troops back from tours of duty and to recognise the bravery of those fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The vets had come to the public pool in Surrey because their military hospital’s therapeutic hydro-pool was not big enough to swim in:

The servicemen were about to begin their weekly swimming therapy in closed-off lanes when they were verbally abused by the swimmers.

One woman in her 30s was said to be infuriated by the lane closures saying the soldiers did not deserve to be there when she had paid.

It was also reported that others complained that limbless servicemen were scaring children at the centre.

The atmosphere was said to be so tense that the soldiers’ instructors removed them.

Charles Murrin, 79, a Navy veteran who saw the incident, said: “The woman said the men do not deserve to be in there and that she pays to come in the pool and they don’t. I spoke to the instructor in the changing room afterwards and he was livid.”

The troop-bashing there has a history. According to the Telegraph, residents in the hospital’s neighborhood initially refused to convert a home into a six-suite hostel for injured soldiers’ families to stay in. The local council later approved the project.

Question their patriotism?

Absobloodylutely.

Ellie

spike7451
01-18-08, 03:07 PM
This is actually a new episode in a ongoing saga.The soldiers were from Headingly Court,which is the only remaining dedicated Military hospital left in the UK,The other 5 being sold off by the Government in recent years.
Last year,SAAFA,The Ex Forces charity wanted to buy a house to accomodate seriously injured servicemen & women at Headingly Court,When the local residents heard of this they tried to block the sale,stating reasons from terrororism to partying in their objections.After a campaign by members of ARRSE.CO.UK,they lost! (Op Nimby>Not In My Back Yard)

GregMoats
01-24-08, 09:10 PM
What a shame for a country with such a magnificent military history. I fear for Britain and the United States. God bless the troops

SlingerDun
01-24-08, 09:30 PM
Adml Lord Boyce, a former head of the Armed Forces, said last night the women should be “named and shamed” These people are beneath contempt and everything should be done to get their names and publish them in the press,” he said.Lord Boyce!!!:beer:
“It is contemptible that people who have given up their limbs for their country should be so abused when they are trying to get fit again.”Purchase the pool mate and after the public shaming ceremony exclude those contemptible beeves and their water rights.

--->Dave

DUFFER
01-24-08, 10:17 PM
This communist woman screams that "they hadn't paid"????? Fvck her and her communist azz... they paid with BLOOD! the filthy scumb bag should have her limbs chopped off then kick her azz in the pool... swim now betch!

LeonardLawrence
01-25-08, 12:25 AM
Amen Duffer.

As a dad with two little girls, I would answer any questions they may have about the cost of the conflict in terms of amputations....and introduce them to some HEROES.

LeonardLawrence
02-04-08, 02:02 AM
That should be illegal for people to even do such unpatriotic things like that. I would probably be in juvie right now if i would of been at the pool when the women started yelling.

austin,
You have to think BIGGER! We are green amphibious machines and these ladies are exactly the reason that :p "accidental" pool deaths occur:)

Any of our brothers from across the pond have a mailing address for this rehab hospital. I found 36 Grey Lane, but need the rest. Would love to send a thanks from my family to these folks!:thumbup: (the soldiers, not the *****es)

Eric Hood
02-12-08, 06:17 PM
Those harlots need to go some where, where that attitude will be appreciated. Maybe a nice EU county or North Korea.

ricky30091
02-14-08, 11:42 AM
What goes around comes around.........
Yes Greg, fear for Britain 'cos it'll only be a few years before it rears it's ugly head over here, although I really do hope not!!
They shout their mouth's off under the umbrella of 'politically correct' and before you know it you're handing your country over to foreigners.
Rant over.
Be good, take care.
Ricky

DWG
02-14-08, 02:16 PM
Kiplings' Tommy Atkins is still getting the short end of the stick, I see!:mad:

spike7451
06-05-08, 10:47 AM
austin,
You have to think BIGGER! We are green amphibious machines and these ladies are exactly the reason that :p "accidental" pool deaths occur:)

Any of our brothers from across the pond have a mailing address for this rehab hospital. I found 36 Grey Lane, but need the rest. Would love to send a thanks from my family to these folks!:thumbup: (the soldiers, not the *****es)

36 Greys Lane is the address of the house I mentioned that the residents objected to.
Try doing a search for "Help4Heros'.

AL49BGN
06-05-08, 11:11 AM
Well Said Ricky

MarkRichter
06-13-08, 01:12 PM
To my brothers accross "the pond", Semper Fi.

I do know what it feels like to have such contempt thrown in my face. I see it when I wear my Marine Corps, Scarlet and Gold jacket in the winter.
Those women complained about the injured soldiers not "paying", apparently did not notice the missing limbs.....(sarcasm)

We do a job... our job is to protect those people, and the way of life they take for granted.

Those individuals, there.. and here in the US, SHOULD be named.. so the rest of the people in our country(s) can know who they are, and who is "spitting" on the men and women who protect the rights and privileges of us all.

To those that do not understand the sacrifices like we do, look at your children....... Would they even have the rights they have today, if it wasn't for OUR sacrifices?

E5NAMKROW
06-13-08, 04:43 PM
Wow! The unholy is an epidemic, its world wide. What were these women thinking? Unbelievable.

TJR1070
06-19-08, 07:35 AM
Once the Ultimate Sleeper Cell - Barak Obama gets in, it will be even worse here!!!

PFC Skribble
07-01-08, 11:50 AM
It's odd how despite the fact that we are merely servicemen doing a job for our country sometimes we find ourselves acting as a buffer between the discontent civvys in the world and those responsible for current political and military situations.. was there an appendage to my mos? I haven't checked my dd214 in a while but I don't remember PR being hyphenated next to my job description... once a sponge always a sponge i guess. I don't know if I'd blame anyone moreso than anyone else it's not constructive but it's un-nerving nonetheless to look down the veritable psychological rabbit hole of this campaign.

Not to be too down on the subject.. but come on.. it sucks.

SgtThrasher
07-01-08, 12:16 PM
How could two adults do something so unconscionable and demeaning to their own military.Maybe this is a violation of a law,
in jolly old England.

UsmcMotorT
07-14-08, 09:45 AM
Its sad to think people would say and do such things, especially to service members. Brings a tear to my eye :cry:

Semper Fi to those service members across the pond.

Rob Parry
07-30-08, 03:47 PM
The Help4heroes site has so far raised £5.5M (That's about $890M :D) Nah, sorry, $11M. which is nearly what they intended. Hopefully they will now be able to install a decent pool and hydrotherapy pool. The planned accommodation for visiting relatives was given the go-ahead.

Two questions always get asked.
Why didn't the 'Government' (for want of a better description) provide funding? Bearing in mind the billions they are spending on putting our service personnel in harms way.
What goes through the mind of anybody who complains about the presence of wounded veterans in a public swimming facility? Answer, hopefully something with Browning Corp stamped on the side.

Meanwhile, the site has grown, as has the support.

http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/