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    Default Royal British Legion - Poppy Appeal

    It's that time of year again where red poppies start to show up en masse through the cities of the UK.
    The RBL Poppy Appeal needs no introduction, but their continued work in the last year should be highlighted, helping those of recent, and historic campaigns.

    http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/

    The Launch begins today with the first Poppy bought at the Council house, followed by the start of donation collecting at Notts County tomorrow, and in other various locations around the City.
    There will be further collections at Nottingham Forest on the 2nd (vs Blackpool) and some on-pitch awareness happenings.

    'The cross came in from Majewski, and Blackstock slid in, Gabriel Tamas attached to him in the manner in which a baby chimpanzee clings to its mother' Dexter Blackstock vs West Brom


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    Default Re: Royal British Legion - Poppy Appeal

    We've had poppies in our staff shop since Tuesday


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    OFFICIAL launch lol.


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    I generally wait 'til November to grab my Poppy. October feels too early!


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    If shops can start selling Christmas stuff in September, then October isn't too early for poppies.


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    True!


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    Never too early to wear a poppy! The cool kids beat the rush!


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    I'll just mug a pensioner for mine.

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    Default Re: Royal British Legion - Poppy Appeal

    It's a tricky one. Like the flag, the poppy seems to symbolise something else these days. I'll still wear one, but always worry that people will think I'm an obsessed EDL "St George in my heart" nobhead.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alvar Hanso View Post
    It's a tricky one. Like the flag, the poppy seems to symbolise something else these days. I'll still wear one, but always worry that people will think I'm an obsessed EDL "St George in my heart" nobhead.
    I've never come across that stigma, how did you come to that?


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    Default Re: Royal British Legion - Poppy Appeal

    I do like the idea of the white poppy, because it overtly states you support our troops both current and past but not necessarily the conflicts in which they are ordered to participate. However, I'm very comfortable with a red poppy too.


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    Default Re: Royal British Legion - Poppy Appeal

    The poppy was the first flower to bloom in Flanders after the war - or so the story goes.
    I think that the annual remembrance of all victims of all wars is important - discuss it with your kids so they can relate to it and pass it on through the generations.
    Like several others above, I think that for maximum impact the poppy should not be worn too early... I like to see maximum exposure on Remembrance Sunday itself.
    I asked a colleague last year why on 3rd December he still had a poppy in his button hole.
    Oh - I forgot that was still there he said.
    What price remembrance?


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    Maybe I'm being paranoid, but it just seems to be another otherwise neutral symbol that the far right is trying to claim and politicise. How long before the first made-up story about poppies being banned appears on Facebook this year?


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    Maybe poppies will get banned from Bodyshop


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    More chance of bodies getting banned from the poppyshop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdoundy! View Post
    I'll just mug a pensioner for mine.
    I just keep the same one, five years I have had this one.

    Bargain too, only cost me 2p


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    Quote Originally Posted by winnits View Post
    I do like the idea of the white poppy, because it overtly states you support our troops both current and past but not necessarily the conflicts in which they are ordered to participate. However, I'm very comfortable with a red poppy too.
    Can you get a white nose to overtly state that you support Comic Relief but think Lenny Henry is a twat?


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    Default Re: Royal British Legion - Poppy Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Alvar Hanso View Post
    Maybe I'm being paranoid, but it just seems to be another otherwise neutral symbol that the far right is trying to claim and politicise. How long before the first made-up story about poppies being banned appears on Facebook this year?
    I think the problem with the association of the red poppy with nationalism started some years ago, when some politically motivated people, certainly anti establishment type, introduced sales of a white poppy during the period leading upto Rememberance Sunday, thus creating the ideological divide.

    Bearing in mind, soldiers, sailors and airmen from every sphere of United Kingdom and the Empire, gave the ultimate sacrifice, the attempt to "steal" the poppy appeal, was met with huge resistance from the public.

    Red Poppy's remain the symbol of Rememberance, a chance for the nation to show its thanks and continued support, for those who maintain our freedom.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Can you get a white nose to overtly state that you support Comic Relief but think Lenny Henry is a twat?
    Could be a good plan!


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    White nose? Racist!


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    Should be all year round IMO, love wearing a poppy


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    Me too. Although with my shaven head I'm probably taken for an EDL follower.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdoundy! View Post
    White nose? Racist!
    Haha, fair point, I should have consulted my PC Brigade manual before posting.

    For the record I don't really think Lenny Henry is a twat, I've always quite liked him, but the joke wasn't really going to work about Terry Wogan and Children in Need...


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    No, because that doesn't involve a red nose!


 

 

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