I’m sure this will be controversial but I no longer support The Royal British Legion and therefore do not buy or wear a poppy.
My father served in the Second World War, my uncles served and one was a prisoner of war in Changi POW camp. My Grandfather and his brothers served in the First World War. I, my husband and brother-in-law served in the Royal Air Force during the Falklands and my Nephew is still serving in the Navy.
So I have a military history and grew up hearing the stories of trenches and battles. My Grandfather survived a bayonet attack and had a steel plate in his head from a shrapnel wound.
When I retired I volunteered as a Poppy co-ordinator and fund-raiser for the Royal British Legion and eventually trained as a case worker. My brother-in-law and sister were committee members, fund-raisers and entertainment coordinators. Even my darling Mummy, at…
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