Warfare in News
Posted on Monday 1st October
A recording of Barbara Windsor's voice will be played throughout key Tube stations in central London, along with railway stations and on commuter trains into London, encouraging Londoners to dig deep and support The Royal British Legion.
Over 2,000 volunteers from the Army, Navy and RAF along with other companies who are supporting the fundraising drive, will be collecting at 70 Tube and mainline rail stations.
London Poppy Day 2011 raised £450,000 and the organisers have said that this year they are aiming to hit the £1 million mark.
Russell Thompson OBE, the Director of National Events and Fundraising said:
'Barbara is a much-loved Londoner and we’re delighted to have both her and Transport for London’s support on the biggest London Poppy Day to date.'
Keeping Faith(Hardback - 496 pages)
by Brian Harding
For the millions who had fought in the Great War, and for their families, the 'land fit for heroes' turned out to be an illusion; instead there was suffering and deprivation. Out of this, on 1 July 1921 was born the British Legion. In the years that followed the Legion fought for justice for the ex-service community, meanwhile seeking to protect them. It introduced the Poppy Appeal and insisted on an annual act of national… Read more...
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