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Plans to exhume grave of Dambusters' dog from migrant centre to face protests


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An extraordinary meeting is to be held over controversial plans to exhume the body of a dog buried at the former home of the famous Dambusters squadron.

The black Labrador became a mascot for 617 Squadron, based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, but died on the eve of their decisive raid on German dams in 1943.

As per the wishes of his owner, Wing Commander Guy Gibson, the dog was buried in the grounds of the Grade II-listed Hangar 2.

But RAF Heritage has now applied to West Lindsey District Council for listed building consent which would allow the group to remove the grave and the memorial to the dog and move it to RAF Marham in Norfolk.

It comes ahead of plans for RAF Scampton to be used as a centre for asylum seekers.

https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2023-07-05/plans-to-exhume-grave-of-dambusters-dog-from-migrant-centre-to-face-protests

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This country is ****ed

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1 hour ago, acute said:

@Still Waters

You accidentally omitted the dog's name in your intro.

:whistle:

Yes, a dog that has been dead for 70 years.

For Christ sake.

Who shall we dig up next?

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Poor dog.  He couldn't help it his owners named him N%gg#r.  

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If you took the politics out of it, it is ridiculous to prioritize a dead dog over living people's housing. Imagine if a council was refused planning to build social housing because an animal had once been interred where they were proposing to build it -nothing would get built.

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