Petitions Beneficial to the Armed Forces
This page is dedicated to petitioning in benefit to the Armed Forces as a whole. Should you have a worthy cause to add to this list please get in touch.
British Military Hospitals
1. With the growing numbers of wounded personnel repatriated to the UK and with continued growth in medically discharged personnel since the Falklands war to current conflicts and operations, our service men & women and veterans of previous operational service are owed the best medical care possible. The existing facilities are falling short and the NHS are not meeting the needs of veterans who still need treatment for their service related conditions. A dedicated Military & Veterans Hospital will greatly help resolve this National scandal since the complete closure of our military hospitals that has proved to be total folly. To sign up for this petition please click here.
Submitted by Denzil Connick – Deadline to sign up by: 19 August 2008 – Signatures: 83,574
See here for the Government response to this petition. Total signatures on closure - 113,909
There is a further response here
2. We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to give all Ex Gurkha soldiers and their families who have served our country British citizenship on leaving the service. To sign up for this petition please click here.
Submitted by Ross Pritchard – Deadline to sign up by: 26 November 2008 – Signatures: 24,341
Total signatures as of 19/11/08 - 39,975
3. As has been reported elsewhere, Bletchley Park "have two to three more years of survival". The Bletchley Park Trust receives no external funding. It has been deemed ineligible for funding by the National Lottery, and turned down by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Please do not allow this crucial piece of both British and World culture to disappear. If ever an example were needed of Britain leading the world, this surely would be it. To allow it to fall into the hands of developers would be simply unconscionable. To sign up for this petition please click here.
Submitted by Darren McGuicken – Deadline to sign up by: 28 May 2009 – Signatures: 10,648
Total signatures as of 19/11/08 - 15,972
Allow the Red Arrows to Fly at the 2012 Olympics
4. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport have deemed the RAF Red Arrows as unsuitable for the 2012 Olympics because they are too British. This is a ridiculous decision and should be overturned in the name of common sense. To sign up for this petition please click here.
Submitted by Mark Standley – Deadline to sign up by: 17 September 2008 – Signatures: 463,731
Total signatures on closure - 502,462