August 07, 2008

BNP flog fake Victoria Cross

Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry, 28, who won the VC four years ago
The British National Party is selling replica Victoria Crosses to fund extremism, The Sun can reveal.

In a breach of strict protocol, the far-right outfit is hawking life-size replicas of the nation’s highest award for bravery along with its famous scarlet ribbon for £12. Also for sale on the party’s official website are replicas of three World War II campaign medals and a World War I medal.

The Ministry of Defence last night said the sales were not illegal but branded the fake medals “an insult to both the Queen and our brave personnel”. MPs also rounded on the BNP for exploiting the heroism and sacrifice of servicemen to fill its coffers.

Under strict military rules, only armed forces heroes who have won the cherished gongs in combat – or their widows – are allowed to wear them. Hero Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry, 28, who won the VC four years ago for saving 30 pals in Iraq, condemned the BNP.

He said: “Selling fake VCs is very disrespectful. The honour of the medal and its history shouldn’t be tarnished like this. I take so much pride in my medal and I hate seeing it abused. The medal is not about money or politics and it shouldn’t be worn for fun – that devalues the sacrifice of the soldiers who won it.”

Tory MP and ex-Army officer Patrick Mercer called on Defence Secretary Des Browne to make the BNP sales illegal.

He said: “This is utterly shameful. Medals for gallantry and campaigns are absolutely nothing to do with any political party. The Defence Secretary should look at this to see whether legislation should be introduced to forbid it.”

But BNP deputy chairman Simon Darby said: “We don’t get donations from dodgy foreign businessmen or the trade unions – so we raise money in other ways.”

Sun

15 comments:

Bollocks to the BNP said...

I bet the BNP are proud of Lance-Corporal Beharry for deservedly winning that medal.

That's sarcasm by the way. I bet they hate him for it.

Anonymous said...

"MPs also rounded on the BNP for exploiting the heroism and sacrifice of servicemen to fill its coffers."

The only coffers any money made from these will end up in will be Nick Gri££ins.

Father Christmas said...

Griffin should have a VC of his own. Very Corrupt.

BNP hate our heros said...

The BNP have attacked the awarding of the VC to Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry as “politically correct” act on the Barnsley BNP site:

“The action for which Beharry was awarded a VC took place in Iraq on 1 May 2004, when the vehicle he was driving was ambushed. Beharry drove through the ambush to safety - as have hundreds and hundreds of other British soldiers in Iraq under similar circumstances.

This type of action is so common in combat zones, that it actually happened again to Beharry on 11 June 2004, when an identical scenario played itself out.

Despite the fact of driving through an ambush is actually routine for all military vehicles drivers in the British Army in Iraq, the politically correct Ministry of Defence decided to elevate this particular occasion to something worthy of the VC.”

http://barnsley-nationalists.blogspot.com/2008/08/sun-telegraph-make-fools-of-themselves.html

Anonymous said...

They are very tatty fakes, too.

Wonder where they were made.

At £12 a go someone's making a few quid.

Can't imagine who.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see the BNP on a par with the late Idi Amin - Awarding themselves VC's

Old Sailor

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of shysters and shitbags they are.

iliacus said...

"We don't get money from dodgy foreign businessmen or trade unions" says Darby.

No, you're led by a dodgy British businessman, and your joke trade union [ over 4 members already ] couldn't afford to buy you a cup of tea!

Anonymous said...

More tat from the increasingly tatty Excalibur.

Ex-Engineers said...

"The BNP have attacked the awarding of the VC to Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry as “politically correct” act on the Barnsley BNP site:"

God, they really are scum. Bet if he was white they'd be complaining that we weren't taking about him non-stop.

Dark Poet said...

Nick Gri££in VC

Vacuous Cunt

Ben Trunch said...

Ever wondered where this BNP tatty joke shop is? The BNP has tried to hide it but put the post code [ch5 2ww] into Google Maps and you get a distribution depot besides the A550, right next to a sewage works. Says it all really!

Put the post code into Multimap and you get a different location...

Anyone local care to check these places out and see if either is ripe for some...

Bloody Nasty People!

Anonymous said...

So much for the BNP's sham patriotism.

Goes well with wanting England to lose at football, the despicable traitors.

Anonymous said...

It's worth looking at their response to the Sun article. Seems like the Sun is still the nazi fascist rag it's always been.

http://tinyurl.com/6ls97v

Green Gordon said...

Are you thinking of the Daily Mail?

Hardly seems like the Sun are profiting from people using their local ads service.