Army Veteran, 70, Assaulted as He Walked to Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday

Lucy Crossley, Daily Mail, November 11, 2014

An Army veteran was assaulted as he walked to a cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday by a gang of thugs who tore off his regimental beret and medals.

George Gill, 70, had been walking through a park on his way to the service in Keighley, West Yorkshire, when he was attacked by a gang of Asian youths he said had grabbed his beret ‘like a pack of dogs would a piece of meat’.

The gang then ran off laughing, leaving Mr Gill with cuts to his lip, but the courageous former soldier dusted himself off and continued to the cenotaph to pay his respects before reporting the mugging to police.

Mr Gill, who served as a sergeant with 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington Regiment, had been wearing his khaki beret, navy blue blazer, maroon and grey striped tie–all three of which bore the regimental badge and the motto ‘Victory Favours the Brave’, when he set off on Sunday morning.

George Gill

George Gill

He had a poppy pinned to his chest and proudly wore his United Nations Cyprus and Northern Ireland medals on his right lapel.

‘I was walking to the cenotaph in the centre of town for Remembrance Sunday, the same route I have taken every year for as long as I can recall,’ he said.

‘I’d had stopped in Lund Park to look at the embers of a fire which had been lit near a sign when out of nowhere I was grabbed or hit from behind.

‘My beret was knocked off my head and I stumbled to the ground. I tried to stay on my feet because I didn’t know what would happen if I went to ground.

‘I had not seen the gang of about six to eight Asian lads before this and I think they had been hiding in bushes.

‘I had not seen or heard them or done anything to intimidate them. They were laughing and joking and speaking in a foreign language, not in English, so I don’t know what they were saying.

‘I was shaken and couldn’t understand what was happening. They had taken my beret as a trophy and they were tearing it at like a pack of dogs with a piece of meat. They thought it was funny.

‘They ran off laughing and joking out of the park near the bowling green, and then I realised my medals were also missing, so they must have taken those as well. My poppy had been ragged at but they had not managed to steal that.’

‘My lip was cut and I was shaken.

‘I can only think I was targeted because of what I was wearing because it was not a mugging or robbery, because I had £200 in cash on me and they didn’t take that or ask for money.’

Mr Gill has only recently returned home from hospital following an operation to fit stents in his heart and he is currently on 13 tablets a day for his condition.

He lives alone about 200 yards from the gates of the park and said the gang were aged 16 or 17 years old, but he did not recognise any of them..

Stoic Mr Gill continued his walk to the cenotaph for the 11am act of remembrance, paying tribute to fallen heroes and old friends.

‘There I met my nephew and I told him what had happened and he told me to report it to the police,’ said Mr Gill, who still attends monthly regimental meetings at his local Army Reserve centre.

‘I didn’t want to make a big fuss about it, but I thought I should report it to prevent anybody else being harmed.

‘After the Remembrance Sunday service I got home at noon and went straight to bed, I was that upset.’

Mr Gill joined the Army in 1966 and rose from Private to Sergeant until he left after completing 18 years of service and found a job in security.

During his Army career he served in Cyprus, Hong Kong, Japan, Gibraltar, Malaysia, and Northern Ireland, where some of his colleagues were killed.

He has lived near the for 60 years, and has seen its gradual decline.

‘It really has deteriorated,’ he said.

‘It used to have tennis courts and people played football there, the duck pond has gone and fires are being lit. The bowling green and pavilion have high security fencing to protect them from vandalism.

‘I used to have no fears about walking through the park, but I am now reluctant to use it–but if I don’t continue to go in they have won, haven’t they?’

Mr Gill said some of the gang were wearing hoodies, but because of the suddenness and shock or the attack he could not describe them in any better detail.

‘I want my medals back, I was proud to earn them and wear them. I also want my beret back, but I think that has probably been torn to bits,’ he said.

Inspector Sue Sanderson, who leads the Keighley Area Neighbourhood Team,has appealed for anyone who may have seen the gang to come forward.

‘We would appeal to anyone who saw a group of Asian youths acting suspiciously in the park at around the time of this incident, or anyone who may have seen them leaving the park afterwards,’ she said.

‘We believe there would have been other people around at the time, perhaps also making their way to the Remembrance Day service.

‘While not injured, the victim is understandably shaken by the loss of his beret and his medals.’

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  • [Guest]

    “Asian” = Muhammadan, right?

    • propagandaoftruth

      I bet they weren’t these kind of “Asians”.

      • [Guest]

        No, I suspect that they’re this kind:

  • MekongDelta69

    This is the third story of old Veterans being mugged on Veteran’s Day.

    Just give any of us five minutes – just five minutes – to make any of these [censored’s] ‘acquaintance.’

    • TruthBeTold

      They’re now picking and focusing on specific targets.

    • Ron Cheaters

      And why are these medals so sought after. My uncle (WW2 Vet) had his stolen at Sunnybrook Hospital by probably the Jamaican nurses. So I had them engraved on the tombstone the Last Post provided, my statement is they can’t steal them now.

      Also, how humiliating to have served and fought for the rights of your fellow countrymen at that time.. fast-forward 50 years only to have Jamaican dregs hollarin’ at you and feeding you a diet of who-knows-what-pills.. its no wonder he never left his room.

  • B.A_2014

    The British media went out of its way to show the gallant Asians that fought and died for the Empire. There was very little of them if you consider that at the time India had 300m people at the time.

    • Manxman3

      ‘Asians’ who fought in the British army were paid mercenaries. In some regiments 80% of them mutilated themselves in order to get out of their when they saw the hell of the trenches. Most of the injuries they sustained were gunshot wounds to the left hand or the feet.

      British men died for love of their country not for money.

  • james AZ

    send them to take rehab program with`about 300 ISIS fighters who return to britistian from Syria/Iraq from misfit minister preimier Cameron…….

  • D.B. Cooper

    For some reason, probably because he himself represents how far the British have fallen, I thought of that old man in The Road Warrior. This old vet had a chest full of medals, and he actually had the nerve to suggest visiting the Lord Humongous himself, going so far as to call him “a reasonable man”. Is this you, England?

    • MannyR

      In the future it’ll be some muscle bound black gang leader with a ski mask telling the last armed remnants of white Christian society to “Just walk away and well let you live, just walk away.”

    • propagandaoftruth

      Virginia Hay who played “warrior woman”, in the background there. Later played the blue-green plant woman in that Farscape series until the makeup gave her kidney problems.

      Very attractive woman that. My favorite female from that crazy space opera was always the corvine Claudia Black, however. Great angry face that woman.

  • Sue

    These stories are nauseating. Guys fought for their country and this is the result of it. It’s outrageous.

    • Sick of it

      Actually, this guy fought for the United Nations. What did he get? The United Nations in England.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    This is the third instance of blacks beating old, white veterans I’ve seen the past couple day. One instance involved an eighty year old white vet, and the other involved a ninety year old white vote. Both were brutally beaten during home invasions even though they likely posed no physical threat. I’d link to the cases but it would take too long for this comment to go through. So sad. This is not the America these honorable gentleman fought for.

    • TruthBeTold

      And don’t forget Lee Rigby; hacked to death by a screaming black muslim.

      They’re TARGETING military men.

      • Manxman3

        Service men and vets have been advised not to wear uniform when ‘off duty’ because of risk of attack by muslim savages. Meanwhile the British people will keep voting for the politicians who are really responsible for this.

        • See The Future

          You are correct Cameron and his MP’s are the problem, but the British electorate are the real reason there is a problem. They have had ample opportunities to throw out the traitors electorally. Eventually there will be rivers of blood as Enoch Powell has projected.

    • Malgus

      My father, a Korean War vet, passed recently.

      As sad as I was to see him pass, I am glad he will not be around to see what the West is turning into… He did confide in me once… said that if he knew back then how our country was going to turn out, he would have done things a lot differently…

      The selection of the currant occupant of the White House broke him emotionally. I think he knew that our time is almost up… but didn’t want to say anything… to say it aloud would be an admission that everything he served and worked for was for nothing.

      • See The Future

        The treasonous actions of our elected representatives and the media are my greatest source of sadness as I witness the current degeneration of our once greatest society and projections of what we will face in the not so distant future.

  • DaveMed

    Likely Muslims.

    Euphemisms will be the death of the West.

  • Jaggers

    I believe this is the appropriate time for Brits to ask themselves why exactly they bothered with WW2.

    • MannyR

      I was just about to post the exact same sentiment, but I scrolled down and saw that you had beat me to it. Well done.

  • Bryan Dennis

    So sad… I know I’m thinking the exact same thing as everyone else. I’m just tired of saying it. I think I’m gonna start going out of my way to let these people know they’re not wanted here.

    • Sick of it

      Low IQ savages don’t care too much for words. In fact, being savages, they look down upon people with superior cognitive abilities.

      • Bryan Dennis

        Did I insinuate I would express myself with words?

        • Sick of it

          Good on you. Most people are too scared to do anything.


    (( – Cheer Up Guys, It’s Remembrance Day In Multicultural Britain – ))

  • Tim

    The second lesson I learned in bartending was to never, NEVER, mess with anyone a lot older than you. My mentor explained that they have a lot more rage, disappointment and frustration built up over a lifetime and a lot less time to pay for any outlash they may initiate. In other words, they have a lot less to lose…Now, don`t even get me started as to what I would do if that was my Old Man and I had a way to find and get to the punks involved…

  • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

    It was about much more than an age gap.

  • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

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    • [Guest]

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      Negrophilia has reached such a feverish level that no matter where you turn you find an image of blacks and browns. Just for fun, I Googled the word “astrophysicist.” Two of the first four resulting images are of blacks. Where would astrophysics be without the contribution of blacks!?

      • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

        Interesting reply…. Does this mean that if more people gave money, Amren wouldn’t be forced to carry such offensive ads?

        • That’s one valid way to interpret it.

          • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

            I would think that Amren would have had a higher moral standard of business practice than that. Also, it seems to validate the notion that Amren is about exploiting white frustrations for profit, not offering any real solutions or attempts at organizing.

            BTW: When I went to the page following the link you supplied, my browser warned me of an “unsafe” page. I had to nullify two security fences to allow it to be displayed.

    • none of your business

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  • Scott Rosen

    Lol @ “Asian”

  • Magician

    “George Gill, 70, had been walking through a park on his way to the service in Keighley, West Yorkshire, when he was attacked by a gang of Asian youths he said had grabbed his beret ‘like a pack of dogs would a piece of meat’.”


    Just kidding. I know that they were not Chinese women. But I still wonder what John E. has to say regarding this crime.

    • none of your business

      He has changed in the last few months. Not a word about Japanese and German Jewish superiority to us goyim. Maybe he got mugged by black yoots again and one of his co religionists told him it was his fault for being White.

  • See The Future

    The BBC must be disbanded. There needs to be white only media available to all public free.

  • Guest

    Yeah, but he got his medal for destroying other white nations, so I don’t care and can’t pretend to.