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#1 huggytree

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 09:35 AM

Visited Westminter Abbey a week ago and mixed in with graves of 1000 year old kings was a statue of a man with a thompson...i had to grab a pic for the forum

 

anyone know about this?

 

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#2 azboater

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 11:17 AM

From Westminster Abby website:

 

https://www.westmins...rvices-memorial

 

In the west cloister of Westminster Abbey is a monument commemorating officers and men of the Submarine Service of the Royal Navy, the Commandos, and all ranks of the Airborne Forces and Special Air Service.

It was designed by the sculptor Gilbert Ledward, with three bronze figures in stone niches, with the dates 1939 and 1945 on tablets between.

The models for the figures were serving members of the forces – the submariner was modelled on Leading Seaman Reginald Read, t

he Commando on Company Sergeant Major Ayres,

and the representative of the Parachute Regiment was Corporal Howard Elliott.

The memorial was unveiled by Winston Churchill on 21st May 1948.

Beneath the sailor is a bronze plaque with two naval badges and the inscriptions:

To the Glory of God and in memory of the officers and men of the Submarine branch of the Royal Navy who have given their lives both in peace and war. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

Beneath the soldier are two badges and the inscriptions:

To the Glory of God and in memory of all ranks of the Commandos who fell in the Second World War 1939-1945. They performed whatsoever the King commanded.


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:58 PM

Thanks. I didnt have time to read the plaque. I was just blown away to see a Thompson 1928 in a church
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Posted 22 June 2019 - 01:23 PM

I am more blown away that it has not been covered already with a potato sack.And already by the current lawmakers ready to be taken down and stored in some 50 foot well to never be seen again.With the current world climate of ball less trans Joint wads ruling class in that country and others.

 

You do know in 20 or so years. they won't know what a Thompson is or even a Fighting Man.As much as we hate to see it coming.We have almost reached the end of the great grand EARTH Experiment...

 

And there is no turning it back we are now outnumbered.

Heck the 300 Spartans had a better chance of getting out.And that is not a defeat. That is the reality! 

 

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 02:04 PM

I visited various countries last week. England had no military or guns at any tourist sites. France had some and lots of police. Italy had the army everywhere. Multiple groups at every tourist sites. Vehicles full driving around. Subway. Police everywhere. Italy is good. England? Only saw guns at political offices
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Posted 25 June 2019 - 12:54 PM

Slightly off the topic but that is a good looking Thompson.  I see so many on posters and in drawings that are just rough outlines of the Thompson.  This one looks like the sculptor had a Thompson in front of him to go by while he was working.


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 05:18 AM

Waiting for someone on here to say that isn't the right actuator knob or wrong type compensator for that gun LOL


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Posted 28 June 2019 - 10:56 PM

Wow !  That is a beautiful picture.  I would have never thought of it being in a place like a church.


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 06:22 AM

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 04:48 PM

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Another, this time on the Commando Memorial near Spean Bridge in Lochaber, Scotland.


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