British temper can only be held back for so long.
By Hayley Dixon
4:24PM BST 27 May 2013
The RAF Bomber Command War Memorial and the Animals in War Memorial, both in central London, were covered in red paint.
The Metropolitan Police have not yet made any arrests, so the motivation behind the damage remains unclear.
The words written on the memorials have been covered up with plastic sheets after being discovered in the early hours of the morning, but it is believed that “Islam” has been written on each of them.
The Bomber Command Memorial, which was unveiled by the Queen last summer, remembers the sacrifice and bravery of the 55,573 RAF crew who lost their lives in the Second World War.
The £2million Animals in War Memorial, which was funded by donations, is a tribute to all the animals that served, suffered and died alongside allied forces in the 20th Century.