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17/07/20
« on: Friday, 17 July, 2020 @ 08:26:48 »
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Dambusters dog: Headstone replaced to remove racist name

A gravestone honouring the Dambusters' dog - whose name is a racist slur - has been replaced.

The 617 Squadron's mascot, a black Labrador, died on the day of its famous "bouncing bomb" raid on German dams in 1943.

A memorial at the Dambusters' World War Two base, RAF Scampton, bearing the dog's name was removed.

The RAF said it did not want to give prominence to an offensive term that went against its ethos.

Sir Edward Leigh, Conservative MP for Gainsborough, said he was "very fearful of our ability today to erase or re-write history".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-53436447


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« Reply #1 on: Friday, 17 July, 2020 @ 08:28:02 »
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British Airways retires entire 747 fleet after travel downturn

British Airways has said it will retire all of its Boeing 747s as it suffers from the sharp travel downturn.

The UK airline is the world's largest operator of the jumbo jets, with 31 in the fleet.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53426886

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« Reply #2 on: Friday, 17 July, 2020 @ 21:50:28 »
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Greece offers British tourists a wary welcome back
Fears of coronavirus influx temper enthusiasm over return of ‘our friends from the UK’

Love them, or loathe them, British tourists are back in Greece and Athens’ tourism minister has wasted no time in expressing his delight.

Greeks were “very, very happy” that Britons were finally returning, Harry Theoharis said.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/17/greece-offers-british-tourists-a-wary-welcome-back

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« Reply #3 on: Friday, 17 July, 2020 @ 21:54:52 »