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Old 29-03-24, 09:08 AM
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Thumbs up D-Day 80

Have just ordered this "Taxi Charity for Military Veterans" badge (via PoppyCabs) as it will go well with the various Poppy Cabs badges.


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Old 29-03-24, 11:59 AM
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Old 02-04-24, 12:51 PM
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Badge arrive today :

It was designed by Taxi Charity volunteer, Susy Goodwin, to raise funds to take veterans to Normandy for the 80th anniversary of D-Day in June 2024.

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Talking Unexpected surprise !

This badge arrived this morning , I've no idea who it is from but it is a nice addition to my collection.

If it was from a forum member "Thank You ! "

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Old 06-04-24, 01:04 PM
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Exclamation Regional Poppy Pins !

Have been told that the RBL has decided there will be no "Regional" pins as they want to "maintain the Poppy as the hero and longstanding symbol of remembrance and minimise deviation from that as the core message" !

So no Manchester/Welsh/Irish/Isle of Man pins this year , what a load of corporate bullsh*t especially when Poppy Shop was selling Easter Bunny badges and fluffy decorations !

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Old 10-04-24, 08:57 AM
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A couple of nice pins from RBLI.
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Thumbs up Latest arrivals !

1. Cardboard (child's) Poppy - The British Legion produced "penny cardboard poppies" (1922-1924) which , according to newpapers at the time, were "being sold to schoolchildren only". The official one (see photo) is different to this one but it is possible that this version was also produced/sold at the same time period.

2. Paper "Haig's Fund" Poppy - Not sure if this is a British or Scottish poppy , date wise late 1940's or 1950's.

3. Small paper poppy - Same size as "childs" one but as yet I have no information if it is an "official" poppy or even if it was associated with the Poppy Appeal . No idea as to date.

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Exclamation Haig's "other" fundraising .

During WW1 Earl Haig was also involved with the "Tobacco Fund" , not correct by modern standards but I'm sure the "troops" appreciated his efforts !
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