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Lucy Pin-Ups Banned by RAF (Offensive to Muslims and Feminists)
ThisIsHampshire.net ^ | Tuesday 5th June 2007 | Jon Reeve

Posted on 06/06/2007 9:25:15 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

Lucy pin-ups banned by RAF

ROYAL Air Force chiefs have risked a bust-up with their pilots by forcing them to black out pictures of pin-ups painted on their planes - including Hampshire glamour girl Lucy Pinder.

In the 1940s it was common to see the likes of Rita Hayworth and Jane Russell adorning the fronts of Lancaster bombers and flying fortresses setting off en route to their German targets.

Countless more pictures of anonymous girls were splashed across aircraft, in poses almost as risque as their crews' missions were risky.

Sixty years on, when British airmen fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan decided to bring the practice into the 21st century, one of their first choices was Lucy, from Winchester.

But their plans were shot down before even getting off the ground - by politically correct bosses worried about offending female crew members and Muslim locals.

Senior commanders got hot under the collar when they heard about the paintings, and immediately ordered that any drawings on Harrier jets be blacked-out to silhouettes only.

RAF Strike Command feared that having too much flesh on display ran the risk of putting off female recruits, who could view the images as sexist.

And in a country where many women wear full burkhas, there was also the worry that pictures offending local culture could spark a diplomatic incident.

Concerned that even the outlines were too provocative, they have now ordered the images be removed completely.

Saints fan Lucy is disappointed the troops weren't allowed to have their fun. Last November she visited Afghanistan with pal Michelle Marsh as part of a morale-boosting tour, and even signed one of the planes carrying her picture.

She was shocked to hear of the enforced cover-up, saying she thought the pictures were "harmless fun".

"It's very flattering, and it's nice that they get to do something that takes their minds off things for a while," the 23-year-old told the Daily Echo.

"It's a shame they've got to change them to silhouettes. Rules are rules, but I don't think it's offensive.

"It's just the way it goes these days. They're doing a very hard job out there and we should all appreciate it.

"It's a very serious situation out there and it's a bit of frivolity, but it's just the lads having a bit of fun and light relief.

"Anything that can cheer them up for a bit must be nice."

Last night RAF bosses defended the ban as entirely appropriate, saying in a statement: "The Royal Air Force values and recognises the contribution of service personnel regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or social background.

"To this end, the RAF promotes working in an environment that is free from harassment and where personnel are respected both for the contribution they can bring to the team and the value and potential they offer as individuals."

9:00am Tuesday 5th June 2007

By Jon Reeve


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; aircraft; airforce; art; aviation; cartoons; censorship; dhimmitude; feminazi; feminism; frwn; islam; islamiclaw; manhaters; military; moralabsolutes; muhammadsminions; multicult; muslims; noseart; pc; pinups; raf; uk; waronterror; whywefight; wot
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Another fine military tradition is now beiing killed off to appease the muliticult gods of diversity.

If our G.I.'s and their Allies are going to be subjected to such pc censorship and sanitization, then what is it that we are fighting for?

1 posted on 06/06/2007 9:25:17 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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2 posted on 06/06/2007 9:26:19 AM PDT by r9etb
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Vintage nose art... Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
3 posted on 06/06/2007 9:26:37 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Another sign the sun has indeed set on the British Empire.


4 posted on 06/06/2007 9:26:44 AM PDT by sono (TITVS PVLLO in MMVIII - Paid for by the Aventine Collegium for Pullo)
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Another one... Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
5 posted on 06/06/2007 9:27:11 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

A nation that forbids its pilots from painting pin-up beauties on their jets is scarcely worth defending.


6 posted on 06/06/2007 9:27:23 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: archy

you might like this one....


8 posted on 06/06/2007 9:28:05 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: DogByte6RER
The Sgt. Mike T WWll Plane Nose Art Collection All Pictures Are From "Original" Negatives Straight From Guam
10 posted on 06/06/2007 9:29:01 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: DogByte6RER

Dude! You can’t post that here!! This isn’t a porn site!


11 posted on 06/06/2007 9:29:49 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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12 posted on 06/06/2007 9:29:55 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: DogByte6RER
Last night RAF bosses defended the ban as entirely appropriate, saying in a statement: "The Royal Air Force values and recognises the contribution of service personnel regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or social background.

"To this end, the RAF promotes working in an environment that is free from harassment and where personnel are respected both for the contribution they can bring to the team and the value and potential they offer as individuals."

Let's go kill people, but don't hurt their feelings...

13 posted on 06/06/2007 9:30:13 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Apparently FR IS a porn site.

Check out this posting:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1845805/posts

‘Free Republic Blocked as “pornography” ???’


14 posted on 06/06/2007 9:31:28 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Free Republic Blocked as "pornography" ???
15 posted on 06/06/2007 9:31:29 AM PDT by Cooter
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To: DogByte6RER
Here, here.
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
16 posted on 06/06/2007 9:31:37 AM PDT by gondramB (Do not do to others as you would not wish done to yourself. Thus no murmuring will rise against you.)
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To: DogByte6RER

“This is a barracks; it’s not a bordello” - George S Patton


17 posted on 06/06/2007 9:31:50 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: DogByte6RER
Yet another fav...

PC has seen to the end of it...

18 posted on 06/06/2007 9:32:24 AM PDT by GoldCountryRedneck ("Why canít we start solving the problem by breaking up Big Government?"- MortMan)
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To: Doctor Raoul
Let's go kill people, but don't hurt their feelings...

"When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite."
Winston Churchill

19 posted on 06/06/2007 9:32:58 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: DogByte6RER

As a Christian woman, I also find these paintings offensive. I tried to teach my son to respect and honor women, like Christ respects and honors the church.


20 posted on 06/06/2007 9:33:07 AM PDT by mngran
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To: DogByte6RER

anyone else as tired of their culture as I am?


21 posted on 06/06/2007 9:33:12 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: gondramB

Hey that’s rather tame compared to just about anything you see in SI.


22 posted on 06/06/2007 9:33:46 AM PDT by The Blitherer (These are not dark days; these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived. -WSC)
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To: DogByte6RER
Aggh!!!!!!!!

Are you all tired of Multi-Cultural ism and PC?

They had to change the name of the Confederate Air-Force to the Commemorative.

Thank you Pat Schroeder, you took our Temporal Knights of the Air and you summarily de-balled them and you have stopped....

24 posted on 06/06/2007 9:34:06 AM PDT by taildragger
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To: DogByte6RER

Maybe they should just all put pictures of pigs on their planes.


25 posted on 06/06/2007 9:34:09 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: DogByte6RER
Do you know what the significance of the little tri-podded movie camera stickers was....?
26 posted on 06/06/2007 9:35:28 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Getting honest answers from Congress...is like putting socks on roosters.)
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27 posted on 06/06/2007 9:36:21 AM PDT by eyedigress ( Better Fred than Red)
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To: Osage Orange

Recon missions?


28 posted on 06/06/2007 9:36:43 AM PDT by CougarGA7 (I really don't know what I want to put here.)
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To: mngran

While you may find this nose art offensive, these were real morale boosters for our troops serving in theaters of operation throughout WWII, The Korean War, Vietnam and in The Gulf War and beyond.

Let the troops have their fun to boost their morale.

They will fight even better to defend your freedom to worship Christianity.


29 posted on 06/06/2007 9:37:14 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Osage Orange

My guess is that it’s the number of times a newsreel crew was on board.


30 posted on 06/06/2007 9:37:24 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (A living insult to islam since 1959.)
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To: taildragger

Correction: “have not stopped”.


31 posted on 06/06/2007 9:37:26 AM PDT by taildragger
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To: DogByte6RER

No seriously, some of the pics you are posting are quite graphic. There’s a line here, OK?


32 posted on 06/06/2007 9:37:37 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: taxesareforever

Or pictures of a mushroom cloud over Mecca.


33 posted on 06/06/2007 9:38:28 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (I'm Fred, White and Blue!)
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To: CougarGA7
Seems reasonable....and something I thought of.

But I'm not sure.....

Thanks

34 posted on 06/06/2007 9:38:55 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Getting honest answers from Congress...is like putting socks on roosters.)
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To: DogByte6RER

"Red Hot Mama" Nose Art on a P-47 in the RAF.

35 posted on 06/06/2007 9:39:16 AM PDT by Cagey
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To: mngran
What greater honor is there than to be the choice of men whose last fond memory might be your image? I mean, these guys may not come back from a bombing run, you know.
36 posted on 06/06/2007 9:39:40 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: DogByte6RER
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
37 posted on 06/06/2007 9:39:55 AM PDT by rbosque (MSM = Miserable Socialist Morons.)
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To: r9etb

I just remembered what I want for Christmas...


38 posted on 06/06/2007 9:42:00 AM PDT by null and void ("Wherever liberty has sprouted around the world, we find American blood at its roots.")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Well...

It looks like the moderator is taking down some of the racier pics.


39 posted on 06/06/2007 9:44:53 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: mngran

Nothing personal, but how about teaching your son to respect those who put their asses on the line to protect your Christian butt.


40 posted on 06/06/2007 9:45:27 AM PDT by newcthem (George Bush.......Making America Safer............FOR MEXICAN CRIMINALS!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Maybe covered by a veil would be ok?


41 posted on 06/06/2007 9:46:11 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: taildragger

The Comm. Air Force has a show coming up, but I refuse to go. I will not support this organization since they caved and sold out their heritage.


42 posted on 06/06/2007 9:46:22 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: DogByte6RER

WHO GIVES A DARN if people get offended.


43 posted on 06/06/2007 9:46:28 AM PDT by wastedyears (Check my profile for links to anti-illegal immigration T-shirts.)
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A few more (these should pass muster with the Admin Moderator)... Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
44 posted on 06/06/2007 9:47:12 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
Channeling Country Joe:

"Well it's one, two, three, what are we fightin' for?"
"Don't ask me, I don't give a damn..."
"Next stop's Afghanistan..."

45 posted on 06/06/2007 9:47:55 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: JackRyanCIA

yep.


46 posted on 06/06/2007 9:50:48 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: DogByte6RER
Islam: the worlds largest association of hyperemotional 3 year-olds.
47 posted on 06/06/2007 9:50:49 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Islam: the worlds largest association of hyperemotional 3 year-olds.)
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To: cdcdawg

I saw a article on Drudge a few minutes ago. By the end of the year, Mohammed or some variation of that name will be the most popular boy’s name for newborns in England. It’s too late.


48 posted on 06/06/2007 9:51:09 AM PDT by lapdog
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To: mngran
I am a Catholic woman, and I JUST LOVE NOSE ART!

I’ve given my sons books about this stuff, and do not see any harm at all in letting “boys be boys”. Before you cross me off as a “bad mom”, please take time to check the link here that has many nose art paintings.

Maybe you could also check out “Glamorous Glennis” “Memphis Belle” and “Enola Gay” and “Texas Ruby”. Who says that the girls didn’t fight in WWII? These paintings honored women and were the battle scarves of the modern day knights.

49 posted on 06/06/2007 9:51:41 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: snarks_when_bored
A nation that forbids its pilots from painting pin-up beauties on their jets is scarcely worth defending.

Agreed!

50 posted on 06/06/2007 9:52:57 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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