When's the right time to start wearing a poppy?

Discussion in 'All Anniversaries' started by von Poop, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Groundhugger

    Groundhugger Senior Member

    Just been into my local post office , lo and behold their on display , even popped a £ in the box for one .Friday 19 0ctober
  2. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

    The Royal Hampshire Regiment wore a red rose on Minden Day the Light Infantry (the Old KOYLI ) Wore the white rose of Yorkshire in remembrance of Minden. I witnessed several officers dip the red rose in port and eat the petals.
  3. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    I wear a metal and ennamel poppy on my firms ID card lanyard all year, and by a poppy to wear on my outside coat and one for my jacket worn at work.
  4. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    They have some odd traditions in the Hampshire Regt, The Duke Of Wellingtons Regt always wore white roses behind the badge on Minden Day.

    One is led to beleive that an officer gave the wrong command and the infantry took
    on the unbroken cavalry and beat them
  5. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

    Royal Hampshire regiment traditions, yes I had to learn them. Used to remind them that their regimental march was a Scottish tune - which was known by the first three bars as 'knife,fork spoon. - 1st Bn (Highland Piper) 'The Hampshire'. 2nd Bn march - I'll gang nae mair to yon toun!' Officers wore a different cap badge and stable belt to the other ranks.

    Royal Hampshire


    Light Infantry:


    Marches of the army -- No 36 on the list 'The Hampshire' or 'Knife,fork,spoon!

    Regimental Marches of the British Army Vol. 1: Amazon.co.uk: Music
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    That tshirt/rugbyshirt looked pretty good, right up until you see the 'samurai' logo on it.

    Just something not right about that.

    Doubt if many families of FEPOWs will be buying that one then.
  7. Roxy

    Roxy Senior Member

    RBL Poppy Appeal for the north of England was opened by the Lord Lieutenant in Manchester on 19 Oct 12. If the Queen's representative says it's OK to wear a poppy, that's fine by me!

  8. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    The new poppies I bought last year will get some more airings on the 11th & the 18th of November this year. (See my earlier postings, including #45)

    The first parade is the main British Legion one, the second is that of AJEX.

    All being well, will post a few pics of both events after those dates.


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