#UK Ex-British soldier who flew Nazi flag outside his home lowers it after backlash #UKnews

#UK Ex-British soldier who flew Nazi flag outside his home lowers it after backlash #UKnews

#UK Ex-British soldier who flew Nazi flag outside his home lowers it after backlash #UKnews

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Tyne Kampf! Ex-British soldier who flew Nazi flag outside his Newcastle home lowers it after backlash from neighbours

  • Billy Brown, 81, put the flag up within the again backyard in Newcastle on Monday 
  • One resident additionally reported listening to the German marching tune Erika 
  • Brown took the Nazi flag down at round lunch time on Tuesday after changing into conscious of the backlash by neighbours

A former British soldier has taken down a Nazi flag which was flying outside his home following a backlash from outraged residents. 

Billy Brown, 81, put the World War 2-era flag up within the again backyard of his home in Walker, Newcastle on Monday, leaving his neighbours horrified.

One resident additionally reported listening to the German marching tune Erika – composed within the Nineteen Thirties and adopted by the Wehrmacht – from his home within the late morning and early afternoon.   

Brown, who claims he was was within the British Army for six years and served in Germany, mentioned he put the swastika flag up for a member of the family who was eager about historical past and World War II. 

He mentioned it had been posted by way of his door by an unknown particular person.

‘I used to be a bit involved I’d upset folks,’ Brown mentioned. ‘I used to be worrying with it being a dodgy flag – and it would not get way more dodgy than that.’

But Brown, who has lived on the tackle for 49 years, mentioned he checked the web to see if Nazi flags had been banned earlier than flying it in his backyard. 

‘If it had been banned I would not have finished it. I’m going off what any individual mentioned on the pc,’ he mentioned. 

Billy Brown took the Nazi flag down at around lunch time on Tuesday after becoming aware of the backlash by neighbours. He added: 'I'll still fly my flags but this one is definitely gone. I'll put it in a black bag'

Billy Brown took the Nazi flag down at round lunch time on Tuesday after changing into conscious of the backlash by neighbours. He added: ‘I’ll nonetheless fly my flags however this one is unquestionably gone. I’ll put it in a black bag’

Billy Brown, 81, put the World War 2-era flag up in the back garden of his home in Walker, Newcastle on Monday, leaving his neighbours horrified

Billy Brown, 81, put the World War 2-era flag up within the again backyard of his home in Walker, Newcastle on Monday, leaving his neighbours horrified

Brown, who was additionally a shipyard employee, has quite a few flags from totally different nations which he places up in his backyard. 

He mentioned: ‘I put totally different flags up. It’s one thing to do. I had a Sierra Leona one, I’ve simply took it down. I’ve acquired storage bins, about three or 4 of them, and I simply decide one out.’

Though he flies a various vary of flags at his home, Brown mentioned he wouldn’t put a Union Jack one up. When requested why, he replied: ‘With the state of this nation? You’re kidding.’ 

One outraged neighbour, who wished to stay nameless, mentioned: ‘He’s all the time acquired totally different flags however that’s the first time I’ve seen a Nazi flag. I’m in full and utter shock. I’m disgusted.’

Though he flies a diverse range of flags at his home, Brown said he would not put a Union Jack one up. When asked why, he replied: 'With the state of this country? You're kidding'

Though he flies a various vary of flags at his home, Brown mentioned he wouldn’t put a Union Jack one up. When requested why, he replied: ‘With the state of this nation? You’re kidding’

Another native resident, who didn’t wish to be named, mentioned: ‘Other neighbours are as disgusted as I’m, it provides the road a nasty identify as we’ll all be tarred with the identical brush. 

‘Walker is a stunning combine of individuals so there can be loads upset at seeing this bigoted flag. They have been singing loudly songs in German however, as I don’t converse German, I have no idea in the event that they had been Nazi songs or one thing else.’

A 3rd particular person, who lives close by, added: ‘That’s unsuitable. He cannot be doing issues like that irrespective of how outdated he’s. It’s offensive – it’s naughty, it’s very naughty.’

Brown took the Nazi flag down at round lunch time on Tuesday after changing into conscious of the backlash by neighbours. He added: ‘I’ll nonetheless fly my flags however this one is unquestionably gone. I’ll put it in a black bag.’

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