Officials sorry for airbrushing HMS Belfast from 2012 poster

London 2012 officials have apologised for removing one of Britain's most famous warships from new ads

By Sportsbeat
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HMS Belfast - normally moored to the right of City Hall - was airbrushed out of Cultural Olympiad posters

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London 2012 officials have been forced to apologise for cropping one of Britain’s most famous and storied warships out of posters advertising next year’s Cultural Olympiad.

HMS Belfast played a key role during World War II, from the Normandy landings to action in Korea and was was later retired to a permanent mooring near City Hall on the River Thames, where it attracts over 250,000 visitors a year.

However, it has been airbrushed out of seven London 2012 Festival adverts in a campaign running on billboard sites across the capital following last week’s launch.

“HMS Belfast was unfortunately excluded from one of the seven adverts for the London 2012 Festival,” said a spokesman for organising committee Locog.

“We are very sorry about this – it was a simple mistake in the advertising production process, and we apologise if this mistake has caused offence.

“The mistake has been rectified and posters without HMS Belfast are being removed.”

© Sportsbeat 2011


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