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North Oxfordshire MP welcomes proper recognition for Bomber Command heroes

27 February 2013

Sir Tony Baldry, MP for North Oxfordshire, has welcomed the Government’s announcement that World War II war heroes who served in Bomber Command will be eligible to receive new recognition.

Families of those who have sadly died will also be able to apply for the new awards in recognition of their loved ones’ bravery and production of the new Bomber Command clasp will start this week and living veterans and widows will be the first in line to receive the new awards from as early as March.

Welcoming the decision, Sir Tony said:

“I am particularly pleased that it has at long last been recognised that those who served in Bomber Command deserve recognition. This is of particular relevance to Bicester where of course RAF Bicester was a key airfield for Bomber Command and it would be brilliant if in due course it were possible for those living in Oxfordshire who qualifying for the Bomber Command clasp to be awarded their clasp at RAF Bicester.”