dogs_bollox said:For God's sake don't wear a H4H wristband. Look at the ruckas I stirred up.
Poppies will be banned next !!! Don't want to be thought of as a namby pamby charity giving poof nah do we son ?
I have to say I'm suprised to find that the H4H one is authorised for wear though.
dogs_bollox said:Agreed, no-one wants to big time it over this issue but as I am long gone from military circles, I've found that people at work who ask what the wristband is for are suprised to learn that there is a charity for injured servicemen and keen to contribute. If raising awareness of H4H and garnering cold, hard cash are the aims then it's worth it. I appreciate that most people on here are still in or close to the military world and can see that wearing one in that world would be seen as OTT.
I fail to see how a H4H wristband is different to a poppy. Neither shouts "I give to charity" - only shows a solidarity and acknowledgment of the cause and reminds other people to give. If a celebrity started to wear a H4H band and it caught on and lots of money was raised, who'd be complaining then ? And it's a better cause than another unit's fund. Look what celebs wearing the Livestrong band raised even if the doners were doing it for a fashion accessory rather than goodwill.
Devilishdave said:Not heard that one; I thought the big man was all for visual recognition of REME soldiers when not wearing cap badge hence insistance on TRFs (read as well defined distant aiming marker).