Wear Your Poppy With Pride.

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  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Don't forget the 2007 Poppy Appeal is about to hit the streets and thanks to the unending ambition of politicians there is now a new generation of soldiers that really needs our help.

    Thank you RBL, unfortunately you have to keep up the good work.
    Timely & well said Auditman, thread stickied.
     
  2. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Wearing mine at work today. I feel like an outcast as there is not one other person wearing one......and I work in a call centre of 800 people. Disgraceful.
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    We were the only ones in the school playground this morning too, but like they say Marcus, 'wear it with pride'.
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I've only seen one lot on sale.
    That was last week when I had my hair cut, had no change left.
    We remendy situation ASAP.
     
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Before it starts, as it always does, complaining about this 'unavailable' business certainly doesn't seem relevant around the Midlands, all our cornershops, supermarkets etc., even B&Q, have a Poppy box.
    I suspect the best answer to any lack of available Poppies in your area might be to contact the Legion and help them out as a seller?
     
  6. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    I haven't seen many around the Middlesbrough area either. My local Spar shop was the first place I've seen which sold 'em. I wouldn't mind being a seller but I just don't have the time at the mo.

    Full respect to Cpl Rootes.
     
  7. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Seems a fitting point for some words not mine.



    HAVE you forgotten yet?...
    For the world's events have rumbled on since those gagged days,
    Like traffic checked while at the crossing of city-ways:
    And the haunted gap in your mind has filled with thoughts that flow
    Like clouds in the lit heaven of life; and you're a man reprieved to go,
    Taking your peaceful share of Time, with joy to spare.
    But the past is just the same-and War's a bloody game...
    Have you forgotten yet?...
    Look down, and swear by the slain of the War that you'll never forget.
     
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  8. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    We dont seem to sell them in Ireland and its a pity given the number of ex-servicemen who are still receiving pensions by the British Govt over here for having served in Her Majesty's Forces. :(
     
  9. Cpl Rootes

    Cpl Rootes Senior Member

    was abit sad today to be the only one in a school of nearly 2,000 people wearing a poppy
     
  10. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Ladies & Gent's it is that time of year again. In 2007 the RBL raised just short of £30m through its poppy appeal, and are hopping to better it again this year, but are once again short of poppy collectors, so you can make a difference by giving up a couple of hours a week. contact the RBL and ask them to send a collecting box to you at your place of work and encourage your colleagues to 'Wear a Poppy with Pride'

    The Royal British Legion - misc - Poppy People wanted
     
  11. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    I always get a poppy wallpaper for my Mobile phone every year (it hates to feel left out). :)
     
  12. DuncaninFrance

    DuncaninFrance Junior Member

    As I now live in France, I can't just 'Pick up a Poppy' like I used to do when I lived in the UK. My mother (who lives here too) sends a contribution to the RBL every year and we attend the service at the local village war memorial.
    Here is a description that I wrote in 2005.

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    <o></o> It is <st1:date month="11" day="11" year="2005">November 11<sup>th</sup> 2005</st1:date>, Armistice Day in <st1:country-region><st1>France</st1></st1:country-region> a public holiday. The sky is a clear, azure blue and the sun shines on the group of villagers that have left the church after mass and are now gathered around the War Memorial in the centre of the village.
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    A wreath of flowers is laid by Monsieur Poirier, President of the Old Comrades Association – Les Anciens Combattants, as their standard is lowered in salute.
    <o></o>This is followed by the wreath from the Maire, Monsieur Riveau on behalf of the municipalité.
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    Then the roll of honour is read by Monsieur Poirier as people reflect, heads bowed.
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    At the end of the roll call, the group, lead by the Standard, the President and the Maire enter the cemetery behind the church which is filled with the colour and scent of hundreds of chrysanthemums placed there at the beginning of November on All Saints Day. With due ceremony and reverence, a single fresh rose is placed on the tomb of every serviceman who served his country in the World Wars and who now rest in peace here, in St Androny, having returned to the village after the conflicts, to continue their lives among the vines.
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    The Standard is lowered in salute at each grave and people bow their heads in prayer, children looking on, not sure if they should talk or not.
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    The last rose is laid carefully on a tomb and the official duties are at an end. The Standard is furled and cased, people stand and talk in the bright sunlight.
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    The Marie now leads everyone to the Salle de Fête for a Vin d’Honneur where the conversation ebbs and flows, the glasses are raised and snacks are nibbled.
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    We make our farewells to the Maire and thank him for his hospitality and returning to the car we pass the Memorial with its tricolours and wreaths. I take my poppy and place it with the wreaths, it looks at home with them and where better than to be with comrades. Different times, different armies but a common thought………..We Will Remember Them.


    In France they use the Cornflower in the same way the we use the poppy in Britain.



    Finally, here is a photograph taken by colleges of mine from The War Graves Photographic Project who were recently in Gallipoli photographing all the cemeteries there for our database. The image is of my Great Uncles grave and they kindly laid my last Poppy there for me.


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    </o><o>The inscription reads:- 'For my Great Uncle, who's name I bear</o><o>' :poppy:
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  13. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    A photo from the Widnes Centotaph 2007
     

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  14. WotNoChad?

    WotNoChad? Senior Member

    Does anyone know an actual E-mai lfor the RBL? I sent one from the link on the webbie but i dont think its gone through.

    Whole pile of contacts here mate;

    http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/contact/Contact-Us-509170.shtml

    As I now live in France, I can't just 'Pick up a Poppy' like I used to do when I lived in the UK. My mother (who lives here too) sends a contribution to the RBL every year and we attend the service at the local village war memorial.<o>
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    PM me your address and I'll send you a pair.

    cheers,
     
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  15. raider

    raider Temporarily Suspended account.

    I will be at my post on Saturday 25 2008 09.30 Poppy,s at the ready have an army cadet to help me this year good luck to all here , have a good parade on the 9 november dont forget Wear your poppy with pride .

    raider lest we not forget . they gave there tomorrow for our today
     
  16. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    I shall be here on Sunday 9th November, The Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede, paying my respects. :poppy:
     

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  17. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Sure I ve posted this before. Its probably a big peace lobby pacifists pic, but It means something else to me.
     

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  18. raider

    raider Temporarily Suspended account.

    On the 9/11/2008 at 21.45 I and men of my late squadron will be in the church in pangbourn in the regimental chapel for an alnight vigil in memory for those who
    lost there live,s in the Falklands war of 1982 .....

    raider...... they gave there live,s for the freedom of other,s as did so many other,s.
     
  19. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    On the 9/11/2008 at 21.45 I and men of my late squadron will be in the church in pangbourn in the regimental chapel for an alnight vigil in memory for those who
    lost there live,s in the Falklands war of 1982 .....

    raider...... they gave there live,s for the freedom of other,s as did so many other,s.

    Do you mean this chapel?

    http://www.falklands-chapel.org.uk/
     
  20. raider

    raider Temporarily Suspended account.

    Hello Paul.. yes that is the one , have you ever been there , if not you should pay a visit it,s worth it ..

    raider..... remember there name,s also remember there face,s
    they gave there tomorrow for our today ....
     

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