Different Coloured Poppies

Discussion in 'General' started by bamboo43, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Yes seen that
  3. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    No, Red poppies only in my humble opinion. People can remember who or what they like (if) when they wear the Red Poppy. The funds for the poppies traditionally go to the British Legion don`t they? Where do the funds for the other poppies go.
    Black Poppies? Purple Poppies? Red Poppies and now Rainbow Poppies?
    Try fitting the alternatives into the poem `In Flanders Fields` by John McCrae?
    Always a personal choice of course but not for me :)

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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Its all poppycock

    The two chaps here worked their socks off at Euston Station on Monday they were there early doors till late selling Red Poppies.The bucket was rammed full.

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  5. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Different coloured poppies ?

    I would doubt that anyone of my age group would approve, but, then again, who will hold the fort when we are gone ?


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  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Ron don't worry
    The different coloured poppies are a fad thing.
    The main one is the Red Poppy.

    As I have mentioned before the Red Poppy is for Remembrance and not the glorification of war.Sadly some individuals do not get this so put their own spin on it.

    Onwards an upwards.
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  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Police Van
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  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Metropolitan Tube Train.

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  9. jamesmurrow

    jamesmurrow Senior Member

    Fully agree Mr Jinks, the British Legion support in so many ways, including assisting bereaved, visit the resting place of husband etc, should they not have already done so.
    Questions need to be asked of the other organisations, as to the distribution of the monies they collect in their efforts. Jumping on the band wagon comes to mind!
    But then again, an individual is entitled to give to whoever they wish, I just hope they are in full appreciation of where their cash goes.
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