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Why do we wear a poppy


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Why do we wear a poppy

  1. 1. Why do we wear a poppy?
  2. 2. They went with songs to the battle, they were young, Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted; They fell with their faces to the foe.
  3. 3. The Somme 1916
  4. 4. WWII 1939 - 1945
  5. 5. THE BLITZ
  6. 6. VJ Day
  7. 7. The Korean War 1950
  8. 8. Suez Crisis 1956
  9. 9. British Operations 1945-2005 1945-48India Decolonisation and Partition 1945-48Greece Supporting Gov. forces during Civil War 1945-48Palestine (223/478) 1945-46Dutch East Indies Restoring Dutch Colonial rule 1946-48Southern Indo-China 1946H.M.S. Volage hit by mines off Albania 1947Aden Riots 1948Gold Coast Riots, British Honduras 1948-49Somalia 1948-60Malaya Emergency (509/921 including 159/308 Gurkhas) 1948-1951Eritrea (Operations against Shifta Terrorists) 1949Akaba Threat of Israeli Invasion 1950Singapore (Hartog riots)
  10. 10. Northern Ireland 1969 – 2007
  11. 11. Falklands War 1982
  12. 12. Afghanistan
  13. 13. For the men and women who served and returned…
  14. 14. …we salute you.
  15. 15. And for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice …
  16. 16. They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.
  17. 17. … to the end, they remain.
  18. 18. For the fallen, we wear our poppy with pride.