Saturday, March 15, 2014

Britain’s 'finest WWII general' accused of child sex abuse in Australia

One of Britain’s greatest military commanders, Viscount Slim, has been accused of molesting children at a school for underprivileged youths while serving as the Queen’s representative in Australia.

Bob Stevens, a claimant in a lawsuit against Fairbridge Farm, a school in Australia for mostly British child migrants, said Viscount Slim would arrive in his Rolls Royce and the “next minute we were sitting on his knee and he's got his hands up our

Mr Stevens, who was sent from England when he was eight-years-old, has given private testimony to Australia’s royal commission into child abuse and is preparing a submission to the commissioner seeking to have Viscount Slim, who died in 1970, stripped of his peerage.

Another former student, David Hill, formerly managing director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the nation’s public broadcaster, has written a book about the school and said he was aware of two other boys who claimed they were molested by Viscount Slim in similar circumstances.

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