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Poppy Shop UK - Sale on - all profit supporting our soldiers

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Found 31st Oct 2015
@Royal British Legion online shop - lovely items in the sale section but there are also items to purchase such as keyring, pens, brooches from £1.99 - spend £40.00 get free delivery - All profit goes to charity, worth a look.
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I lost my lapel pin today . Now I know where to get a replacement .
Thanks
Original Poster
I just copied this from the About us section -

About Poppy Shop
The Royal British Legion logoPoppy Shop is the online store for The Royal British Legion and all purchases made from the Poppy Shop help to fund the work of the Legion, providing practical support and advice to Service personnel, past and present, and their families.
The Legion spends nearly £1.4 million a week delivering health and welfare support so every penny helps. Please include a donation when you reach the checkout.
More information about The Royal British Legion and its work can be found on the Legion's website at britishlegion.org.uk
Anyone who votes cold on this deal should hand in their British passport and go and live somewhere without the protection and service that our veterans and service personnel provide.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

"In Flanders Fields", one of the most memorable war poems ever written is a lasting legacy of the terrible battle in the Ypres salient in the spring of 1915. (Then) Major John McCrae, a surgeon attached to the 1st Field Artillery Brigade, wrote the poem after spending seventeen days treating the injured. He scribbled the poem
in a notebook while sitting on the back of an ambulance where he could see the wild poppies growing in a nearby cemetery near Ypres. McCrae tossed the poem away, but a fellow officer retrieved it and sent it to newspapers in England where is was published by Punch on December 8, 1915.
Ajibee

Anyone who votes cold on this deal should hand in their British passport … Anyone who votes cold on this deal should hand in their British passport and go and live somewhere without the protection and service that our veterans and service personnel provide.



​What utter mince you talk.

Why buy this piece of crap. Why dont you do what i do and just give them a donation where they can use 100% rather than have to manufacture these subtract that cost and the marketing cost before actually getting them some money to use.
Ajibee

Anyone who votes cold on this deal should hand in their British passport … Anyone who votes cold on this deal should hand in their British passport and go and live somewhere without the protection and service that our veterans and service personnel provide.


Yay, freedom of speech and expression...

I'll vote it hot myself, but I'll support the right of someone to vote it cold, even though I disagree with them.
Seems a bit weird voting hot on a deal that means you give less to a deserving charity, especially as 90% of us would be buying them at full price without it. So I'm abstaining.
seems a bit expensive to me, i dont think passing on this makes you a worse person so ill pass.
Ajibee

Anyone who votes cold on this deal should hand in their British passport … Anyone who votes cold on this deal should hand in their British passport and go and live somewhere without the protection and service that our veterans and service personnel provide.


Wrong, people like you who think it is right that others can be bullied into their way of thinking should leave the country, you would clearly be better suited to living under a more authoritarian regime, perhaps North Korea or Saudi Arabia perhaps?
And also, I'd love to know the practicalities of handing in your passport and then leaving the country, they'd never let you through the check in desk!
SFconvert

Wrong, people like you who think it is right that others can be bullied … Wrong, people like you who think it is right that others can be bullied into their way of thinking should leave the country, you would clearly be better suited to living under a more authoritarian regime, perhaps North Korea or Saudi Arabia perhaps?And also, I'd love to know the practicalities of handing in your passport and then leaving the country, they'd never let you through the check in desk!



I agree mate. I like what the poppy represents and wear one myself but it's meaning seems to have changed recently to be a defiant sign of patriotism which is concerning.

I suspect it will go the way of the St George's cross if the more militant continue their campaign.
Ajibee

Anyone who votes cold on this deal should hand in their British passport … Anyone who votes cold on this deal should hand in their British passport and go and live somewhere without the protection and service that our veterans and service personnel provide.


I remember my grandfather telling me that he fought for freedom from oppression, and now I you are telling me that I can live here only if I follow your way of thinking.
I remember him telling me of the sickening horror of war and the death and the maiming. And I remember him telling me that he and all of the other teenage boys like him were terrified but had to keep a brave face because 'England expects'. And he told me, too, that war was caused by politicians who used many tricks to make war look glorious. What sounds better: "Boy 19 shot in leg. Screams for his mother as his burst artery leaks out his life blood." or "Hero lays down his life defending king and country." Government manipulates the truth; the media follow, and the population is fooled. You, dear Ajibee, have been fooled. You have been manipulated to believe that we must never question WHY soldiers are killed. You simply feel that we must cherish the poppy to honour those killings, to support the maimed and to let young boys continue to fight - and no one must challenge that idea.
There are many ways to honour those whose lives were taken by politicians without being forced to wear a poppy. The Poppy Appeal is well-intentioned but politicians have hijacked it. It makes being murdered seem like a glorious choice. It wasn't then and it isn't now. Your comment reminds me of Owen's poem Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori. Please read it, and then think about how it describes war. Do support charities, please. Do support those maimed by war and the families of those murdered in the name of politics. But do also question the system that allows such awful things to continue to happen. Do not assume because someone does not support the idea of the poppy that they are anti-British or anti-veteran.
Ajibee

Anyone who votes cold on this deal should hand in their British passport … Anyone who votes cold on this deal should hand in their British passport and go and live somewhere without the protection and service that our veterans and service personnel provide.


While I understand your sentiments, I think that you don't really understand what our veterans fought for.
They fought for the very freedom that sets us apart from repressive regimes that take away passports and exile their citizens for violations of petty rules.
Edited by: "BadCredit" 31st Oct 2015
very worthy cause but I would never give my details to a charity again.
we get bombarded with charity junk mail , I'm sure personal details get passed around.

give anonymously .

SFconvert

Wrong, people like you who think it is right that others can be bullied … Wrong, people like you who think it is right that others can be bullied into their way of thinking should leave the country, you would clearly be better suited to living under a more authoritarian regime, perhaps North Korea or Saudi Arabia perhaps?And also, I'd love to know the practicalities of handing in your passport and then leaving the country, they'd never let you through the check in desk!



Invading and pillaging other countries for centuries to this day. Does anybody even admit to being british these days.
The burden of shame, eh?
edward2910

I remember my grandfather telling me that he fought for freedom from … I remember my grandfather telling me that he fought for freedom from oppression, and now I you are telling me that I can live here only if I follow your way of thinking.I remember him telling me of the sickening horror of war and the death and the maiming. And I remember him telling me that he and all of the other teenage boys like him were terrified but had to keep a brave face because 'England expects'. And he told me, too, that war was caused by politicians who used many tricks to make war look glorious. What sounds better: "Boy 19 shot in leg. Screams for his mother as his burst artery leaks out his life blood." or "Hero lays down his life defending king and country." Government manipulates the truth; the media follow, and the population is fooled. You, dear Ajibee, have been fooled. You have been manipulated to believe that we must never question WHY soldiers are killed. You simply feel that we must cherish the poppy to honour those killings, to support the maimed and to let young boys continue to fight - and no one must challenge that idea.There are many ways to honour those whose lives were taken by politicians without being forced to wear a poppy. The Poppy Appeal is well-intentioned but politicians have hijacked it. It makes being murdered seem like a glorious choice. It wasn't then and it isn't now. Your comment reminds me of Owen's poem Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori. Please read it, and then think about how it describes war. Do support charities, please. Do support those maimed by war and the families of those murdered in the name of politics. But do also question the system that allows such awful things to continue to happen. Do not assume because someone does not support the idea of the poppy that they are anti-British or anti-veteran.


Very well said, there is certainly nothing "glorious" about being blown to pieces in war, neither is there such a thing as being "gloriously dead"
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Dear god. Why even argue over such a cause? I am in awe of the men and women who give the lives for this country. Lose limbs, their senses and suffer from PTSD. Wearing a poppy and giving money to support the families who fought for the British Forces, wherever they come from and have had their families lives torn apart because of the trauma they've suffered should be commended. It makes me sick that it should even be an issue.
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By the way I'm very proud of being British.
Most of the WW2 veterans have gone now, but there are still some doughty characters left.
Anyone of that generation who came through. suffered great loss.

If you get a chance to help them in any way, then do it.
It is a privilege.
This needs more heat. No better cause imo.
ewanyengi

Invading and pillaging other countries for centuries to this day. Does … Invading and pillaging other countries for centuries to this day. Does anybody even admit to being british these days. The burden of shame, eh?



I certainly do. You mean bringing the rule of law to huge swathes of the world? Vast majority of democracies are based on ours from when we 'invaded and pillaged' them. Without us 'invading and pillaging' countries like India/Pakistan/Jamaica etc their citizens would have not been able to settle here. You are against immigration? Racist.

Get back to your mung beans and Guardian.
TequilaTina

By the way I'm very proud of being British.


Thanks for letting us know
BadCredit

Most of the WW2 veterans have gone now, but there are still some doughty … Most of the WW2 veterans have gone now, but there are still some doughty characters left.Anyone of that generation who came through. suffered great loss.If you get a chance to help them in any way, then do it.It is a privilege.



The same can be said for veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan and all the other conflicts we have been involved in.
andykapa

Thanks for letting us know



Think that was in reply to the post above asking if anyone is 'proud to be British these days'
I thought The Poppy Appeal signified respect for the people who afforded us the freedoms we enjoy today... Not a subject for petty squabbling. JMHO.

Lx
edward2910

I remember my grandfather telling me that he fought for freedom from … I remember my grandfather telling me that he fought for freedom from oppression, and now I you are telling me that I can live here only if I follow your way of thinking.I remember him telling me of the sickening horror of war and the death and the maiming. And I remember him telling me that he and all of the other teenage boys like him were terrified but had to keep a brave face because 'England expects'. And he told me, too, that war was caused by politicians who used many tricks to make war look glorious. What sounds better: "Boy 19 shot in leg. Screams for his mother as his burst artery leaks out his life blood." or "Hero lays down his life defending king and country." Government manipulates the truth; the media follow, and the population is fooled. You, dear Ajibee, have been fooled. You have been manipulated to believe that we must never question WHY soldiers are killed. You simply feel that we must cherish the poppy to honour those killings, to support the maimed and to let young boys continue to fight - and no one must challenge that idea.There are many ways to honour those whose lives were taken by politicians without being forced to wear a poppy. The Poppy Appeal is well-intentioned but politicians have hijacked it. It makes being murdered seem like a glorious choice. It wasn't then and it isn't now. Your comment reminds me of Owen's poem Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori. Please read it, and then think about how it describes war. Do support charities, please. Do support those maimed by war and the families of those murdered in the name of politics. But do also question the system that allows such awful things to continue to happen. Do not assume because someone does not support the idea of the poppy that they are anti-British or anti-veteran.



I dont think politicians had a choice but to engage in the 2 world wars did they?

The Poppy to me just reminds me of the people that lost there lives in the World Wars, nothing more nothing less and i for one will always buy one.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/05/29/article-1282486-08121031000005DC-856_468x315.jpg
Ajibee

Anyone who votes cold on this deal should hand in their British passport … Anyone who votes cold on this deal should hand in their British passport and go and live somewhere without the protection and service that our veterans and service personnel provide.



I think I've found someone who reads The Sun.

Don't get caught up in all this patriotic, propaganda bull****, you're being brainwashed... it's as simple as that.

Tony Blair sent soldiers - people with parents, wives, and children - into Iraq, FOR MONEY. WWI & WWII had a few select banking groups and corporations who made massive, massive amounts of money through the horrific deaths of millions.

If every person refused to take arms, there would be no more war (not sure how true that is any more with all the technology, but the sentiment still stands)... I think that's more important than singing God Save the queen and waving a poppy around your head AFTER soldiers and civilians have been slaughtered.

Edited by: "MadeInBeats" 31st Oct 2015
Just check out my fb picture???? Not going to be drawn into this but my vote is hot ????
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MadeInBeats

I think I've someone who reads The Sun. Don't get caught up in all this … I think I've someone who reads The Sun. Don't get caught up in all this patriotic, propaganda bull****, you're being brainwashed... it's as simple as that. Tony Blair sent soldiers - people with parents, wives, and children - into Iraq, FOR MONEY. WWI & WWII had a few select banking groups and corporations who made massive, massive amounts of money through the horrific deaths of millions.If every person refused to take arms, there would be no more war (not sure how true that is any more with all the technology, but the sentiment still stands)... I think that's more important than singing God Save the queen and waving a poppy around your head AFTER soldiers and civilians have been slaughtered.



Its seems its you who's been brainwashed, though you've left a tell tale sign in your profile which probably explains your reply.

"There're more trolls on this website than probably any other in the world."
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ljboath

I thought The Poppy Appeal signified respect for the people who afforded … I thought The Poppy Appeal signified respect for the people who afforded us the freedoms we enjoy today... Not a subject for petty squabbling. JMHO.



You're correct, but unfortunately its also now being used by the burning poppy brigade to signify they dont like the freedoms we have are would prefer we had different laws to obey.
365pizza

Its seems its you who's been brainwashed, though you've left a tell tale … Its seems its you who's been brainwashed, though you've left a tell tale sign in your profile which probably explains your reply."There're more trolls on this website than probably any other in the world."



You see, you're basically the western version of Islamic extremists who chants ALLAH! Or the Americans who chant USA, USA when they see a bomb ploughing into a foreign land. You're putty in the hands of the government.
Original Poster
Anyone purchased ?? Really peeps just no need, I posted this deal as In my opinion there are some lovely items on sale with the added bonus we can have some of our money go to a need. Lest we forget our soldiers & families may be reading. I am so proud to be British.
simont_space

I certainly do. You mean bringing the rule of law to huge swathes of the … I certainly do. You mean bringing the rule of law to huge swathes of the world? Vast majority of democracies are based on ours from when we 'invaded and pillaged' them. Without us 'invading and pillaging' countries like India/Pakistan/Jamaica etc their citizens would have not been able to settle here. You are against immigration? Racist.Get back to your mung beans and Guardian.



Idiot ; no one brought racism into this except you!
simont_space

I certainly do. You mean bringing the rule of law to huge swathes of the … I certainly do. You mean bringing the rule of law to huge swathes of the world? Vast majority of democracies are based on ours from when we 'invaded and pillaged' them. Without us 'invading and pillaging' countries like India/Pakistan/Jamaica etc their citizens would have not been able to settle here. You are against immigration? Racist.Get back to your mung beans and Guardian.



you may need to study history if you think laws didn't exist in the rest of the world until the British empire.
I am a veteran and I can assure you petty bickering isn't the reaction the poppy campaign is supposed to incite.
Original Poster
#wombuck I really do apologise, God bless you & your family, the poppy is a mark of respect I do think some people fail to understand that word
TequilaTina

Dear god. Why even argue over such a cause? I am in awe of the men and … Dear god. Why even argue over such a cause? I am in awe of the men and women who give the lives for this country. Lose limbs, their senses and suffer from PTSD. Wearing a poppy and giving money to support the families who fought for the British Forces, wherever they come from and have had their families lives torn apart because of the trauma they've suffered should be commended. It makes me sick that it should even be an issue.



I'm with you on this one.
If Britain and its actions embarrass you press 2 now.

If , alternatively, you would rather dress it up as something else press 3
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