A charity set up in the name of Winston Churchill has now removed “Winston” from the title along with the face of the war-time leader – and replaced it with a racism disclaimer.
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust will in future be known as the Churchill Fellowship in a rebranding that has outraged many Brits.
The World War ll leader who rallied the country during its “darkest hour” and embedded the never say die spirit during the Battle of Britain has come under scrutiny for his views on race.
It is claimed that the charity has now attempted to rewrite history by removing some of the references to him.
Gone is a 1,400-word tribute to Churchill who stepped in to replace Neville Chamberlain in 1940 when the UK faced the imminent prospect of a German invasion.
His biography has also been removed as has a photo of him in his office smoking a cigar.
Instead there is a racism disclaimer which is repeatedly mentioned on the new website.
A source told The Sun: “He was voted, by the people, as the Greatest Briton in a BBC poll in 2002 but is now erased from his own charity by the woke brigade.
“You can’t imagine what he would have to say about it all but I’m sure he wouldn’t think it was Britain’s finest hour.
“It beggars belief that the man who saved this nation in our darkest hour finds himself cancelled in this way.”
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Many volunteers who are upset with the changes blame chief executive Julia Weston and the board of trustees.
She made the announcement of the changes in an email three weeks ago, claiming that the old title was “confusing”.
She said: ““For some time we have known that our previous name was confusing as it did not reflect what we are about.”
Now The Churchill Fellowship has said that it has retained the key element which is the name Churchill.
A spokesman reportedly said the charity was “proud of our connection to him and contribution to saving the world from Nazism.
“At the same time some of his views on race are widely seen as unacceptable today.”
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was set up in 1965 with the backing of Prince Philip and it has helped fund travel scholarships for Brits known as Churchill Fellowships.
Churchill’s grandson Sir Jeremy Soames is one of the trustees of the charity that raised £1.3million last year.