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Falklands branch of the Royal British legion launches the 2018 Poppy Appeal

Tuesday, November 6th 2018 - 08:10 UTC
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A silhouetted Tommy looks over Stanley from Sapper Hill as part of this year’s Poppy Appeal. Photo: Chris Locke A silhouetted Tommy looks over Stanley from Sapper Hill as part of this year’s Poppy Appeal. Photo: Chris Locke

The Falkland Islands branch of the Royal British Legion this week launched the 2018 Poppy Appeal, marking the yearly series of remembrance events in honor of fallen service men and women killed in conflict.

 This year the appeal has further been marked with a series of perspex silhouettes placed throughout Stanley and Camp as part of the ‘There but not there’ campaign.

In addition, three silhouetted Tommies will stand at the Cross of Sacrifice to represent the 22 Falkland Islanders who lost their lives in the Great war.

Chris Locke, the Chairman of the Falklands Branch of the Royal British Legion, said, “this year the Royal British Legion is asking us all to think about the people who lived through these tragic and yet remarkable times and to say thank you to the First World War generation who served, sacrificed and changed our world.

“Last year over £10,000 was raised towards the Poppy Appeal through local donations or charitable events and plans are now well in hand to raise funds for the 2018 Appeal.

Poppies are available at various locations around Stanley and MPA with all money raised going towards helping and supporting the vital work Royal British Legion undertakes for the Armed Forces community,” he said. (Penguin News).-

Categories: Politics, Falkland Islands.

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