Saturday, 8 June 2013
Cameron should realise D Day was an "allied "effort
David Cameron yesterday raised the Union Flag in Stirling claiming the heroism of Scottish and English soldiers who fought ‘under one flag’ as he appealed to Brits to ‘face the future together’
The Prime Minister used a key speech at the Scottish Conservative annual conference in Stirling to highlight centuries of ‘shared endeavour
He singled out the sacrifice made by soldiers from across the UK on the beaches of Normandy in the D-Day landings - which took place 69 years ago yesterday.
Well there was more than one flag landing on the Normandy beaches
The British-American command consisted 160,000 soldiers landing on 6 June 1944: 73,000 Americans, 61,715 British and 21,400 Canadians
But also consisting of Representative of Canadians, Free French, Polish, Norwegian, Australians,,New Zealanders,Dutch and Belgians
It was an Allied effort and it was fought on the allied side by more than one Nation ..
Cameron also referred to the 2012 Olympics but that is like telling the Baltic countries they would have won more Medals as part of the old Soviet Union.
But back to D Day . In the second wave a young man from Treforest Pontypridd landed on the Normandy Beaches only to be invalid out with a shrapnel injury.that left him with a permanent disability and a plate in his head.
He went back to work for on the Treforest Industrial Estate where he was greaser , Oiling and Greasing Machinery.
However in the late sixties he became a passionate Welsh Nationalist and joining Plaid for many years being the treasurer of the Pontypridd Consistency Party.
He had no problem in supporting Independence for his Nation whilst being proud of his contribution in defeating the evils of Fascism.
That man was David Raymond Morris my father.
In 1944 the flag that people fought unde on the Normandy beaches was not the Union Jack nor was it the Draig Goch it was the flag of freedom for Europe from the tyranny of the Axis powers.
Camerons attempt to use this advent in a desperate to preserve the Union is a disgrace he should listen to those who realise the old Union is on its deathbed and seek to build a new relationship of friends and allies of the Independent nations of these Islands .
We can be Better Together but only as equals . With our own government with our own voices in the EU and United Nations.
Working together in our common interest as free nations sharing our past but seeking our own futures.