Sick vandals smear white paint over WWII RAF memorial to fallen airmen.

Sick vandals have smeared white paint over a World War Two memorial dedicated to soldiers who lost their lives while serving in the RAF. The Bomber Command Memorial in London's Green Park was damaged overnight, leaving paint across the eight figures of soldiers, the plinth engraved with a tribute and the floorThe bronze sculpture, dedicated to the 55,573 men of Bomber Command who never came home has been defaced at least four times since it was opened by the Queen in 2012. White paint thrown across the monument also covered wreaths which had been left to honour the dead, as well as a photograph of airman Stanley Forsyth, who recently died aged 98. Vernon Morgan, 97, who flew Lancaster bombers in the Second World War, told Mail Online: "It's been a disgrace. One wonders what motivates such things when all they did was their duty helping this country in a war.
The monument is recognition of 55,000 people who lost their lives to help defeat the Nazis."While ex-Air Commodore Charles Clarke, 95, said: "It’s crazy isn’t it, a terrible thing. It’s a monument to over 50,000 men and it’s totally mindless to deface it like that."Lt Col Paul Smyth tweeted a picture of the damage, captioning it: "Utterly tragic. #lestweforget".Followers have expressed their anger and grief.
His followers responded with anger at the "mind-numbing senselessness".Stephen Pringle tweeted: "Paint can be cleaned, the sacrifice made by the young men of Bomber Command endures, and will endure. I fear there is still too little understanding of what they went through'."Philippa Ratcliffe wrote: "The mind-numbing senselessness of this makes me speechless and bloody angry".Statues of Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt on a bench in New Bond Street have also been attacked.


A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Police in Westminster is investigating reports of criminal damage to two statues. Police received a report of criminal damage to the Winston Churchill statue at New Bond Street at 07.54amhrs on Monda."At 08.28am that same day, damage to the Bomber Command memorial in Green Park, Piccadilly was reported. In both cases, white paint had been splashed on the statues."Officers from Westminster investigate - there have been no arrests."