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#1
I know there is a thread running re Met officers not showing Poppies.
I've gone for an additional thread advocating a Mail-In to Sir Ian Blair which could well get lost in the well understood rantig etc on the other thread.

Here is my effort on the subject
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 16:25:44 +0000 (GMT)
From: "JOHN WOOD" <> Add to Address Book
Subject: MP Officers and Poppies
To: commissioner@met.police.uk
Passing through London yesterday, I realised that I had not seen one single officer wearing a Poppy. This is a red fabric flower sold for charitable reasons around the date of Rememberance Sunday which is when the Country gathers together to commerate those who have fallen in the maintainence of freedom.
Can you please advise if it is the policy of your Service to prohibit the wearing by individuals of the material Poppy. Doubtless, if this is the case, we will hear the usual apologists mantra about the possibility that someone or other would be offended. This seems a little odd given the number of Hindu, Sikh and Muslim soldiers who died in the Great Wars. The Metropolitian Police lost a large number of men. My Uncle, a station sergeant at Cable Street was one.
If there is, in fact, a Order regarding the non-observance of what must be one of the most significant days, can it be withdrawn please? I "think" I understand why such measures were put into place but would it not be possible to make it a matter of individual choice. Freedom - a novel idea for which a lot of people died.
Yours

John Wood
 
#3
OldRedCap said:
I know there is a thread running re Met officers not showing Poppies.
I've gone for an additional thread advocating a Mail-In to Sir Ian Blair which could well get lost in the well understood rantig etc on the other thread.

Here is my effort on the subject
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 16:25:44 +0000 (GMT)
From: "JOHN WOOD" <XXXXX999@btinternet.com> Add to Address Book
Subject: MP Officers and Poppies
To: commissioner@met.police.uk
Passing through London yesterday, I realised that I had not seen one single officer wearing a Poppy. This is a red fabric flower sold for charitable reasons around the date of Rememberance Sunday which is when the Country gathers together to commerate those who have fallen in the maintainence of freedom.
Can you please advise if it is the policy of your Service to prohibit the wearing by individuals of the material Poppy. Doubtless, if this is the case, we will hear the usual apologists mantra about the possibility that someone or other would be offended. This seems a little odd given the number of Hindu, Sikh and Muslim soldiers who died in the Great Wars. The Metropolitian Police lost a large number of men. My Uncle, a station sergeant at Cable Street was one.
If there is, in fact, a Order regarding the non-observance of what must be one of the most significant days, can it be withdrawn please? I "think" I understand why such measures were put into place but would it not be possible to make it a matter of individual choice. Freedom - a novel idea for which a lot of people died.
Yours
I like the Email address (999!) Have you included that on purpose? (not sure you should put your home address/phone number on here though OldRedCap!)

Edited out to prevent spam and the usual issues
 

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#4
Well done ORC, I would be interested to hear his reply if you receive one.
 
#5
I'm not in the Bill but I have to attend a meeting at Scotland Yard on Friday 10th November and I will be wearing my poppy with pride. There will be senior plod at the meeting but not Blair. I'll make a point of asking why the absence on plod uniform.
 

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