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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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3 posted on 06/06/2007 9:26:37 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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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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5 posted on 06/06/2007 9:27:11 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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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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you might like this one....


8 posted on 06/06/2007 9:28:05 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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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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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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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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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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Free Republic Blocked as "pornography" ???
15 posted on 06/06/2007 9:31:29 AM PDT by Cooter
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Here, here.
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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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“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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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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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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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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