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NATIONAL MEMORIAL TO WOMEN WHO SERVED IN THE BRITISH ARMED FORCES DURING WORLD WAR TWO

EDM (Early Day Motion) 351A1: tabled on 06 November 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Hugh Bayley on 27 October 1997. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

after 'War', insert 'and support the Fleet Air Arm Commemoration and Memorial Trust campaign for a memorial in London to over 6,000 men and women who have given their lives as members of the Fleet Air Arm'.

Original motion text

That this House pays tribute to the 640,000 women who served in the armed forces during the Second World War; acknowledges the invaluable contribution made by others who served in the Land Army; munitions factories, fire brigades and other wartime occupations; expresses concern at the lack of public recognition of the difficult and dangerous tasks undertaken by the servicewomen, which included flying unarmed planes across the Atlantic and Europe, staffing ack-ack gun sites in support of the Allied war effort and working behind enemy lines in the Special Operations Executive; recognises that their contribution played an essential part in defeating Nazism; notes that Canada, Australia and the USA have national memorials to their World War Two servicewomen; supports the Royal Artillery Association campaign for a United Kingdom memorial to the brave servicewomen who fought for this country during the Second World War; recognises that the cost of erecting war memorials is traditionally borne by public subscription; and calls on the Government to do everything possible to locate a suitable and prominent position for a World War Two United Kingdom servicewomen's memorial.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.