http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/escortforheroes/ "The bodies of British servicemen and women killed overseas are flown to RAF Lyneham. The hearses carrying the bodies receive no special escort once they leave the county of Wiltshire, normally bound for the mortuary at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. It is an insult to these brave people and their families that their hearses should travel un-escorted on their journey through the country that these men and women served and died for. The signatories to this petition request that the Ministry of Defence, in co-ordination with local Chief Constables, arrange for a formal escort for the bodies of all those Servicemen and women, unless the next-of-kin request otherwise." It's pretty shocking that MoD/HMG have not taken the lead on this. Since the articles in the Daily Mail, Thames Valley Police have relented, but reluctantly. Please sign to ensure that the Government knows how you feel.