Don't do rank.You are starting to sound like those sad ex officers who continue to place their rank on correspondence and like to be known as "Major" or "Colonel" or in your case 'Lance Corporal"
As do I with my one bit of bling, but I hold no aspirations to being anything other than a civvie, albeit one with a wee bit of military service behind him. My rank now is Mr.Don't do rank.
But I'll never be a stinking civvie again.
I wear my veteran badge with pride, on my mess dress at reserve functions
That's the ticket, Pols.It’s that time of year again, the Guardian picks one writer to cobble together an article knocking Remembrance Sunday, this year it’s Polly. Seems she thinks The whole thing should be kicked in to touch.
The centenary commemorations were intensely moving. But how long do we keep remembrance going, asks Guardian columnist Polly Toynbeewww.theguardian.com
No, But neither was the restriction on Gays.So, the question is, was subject of gay soldiers ever taught to any of you?
Apparently in the post First World War years demand was so great, they set up workshops in Scotland under the Lady Haig Fund to supply Scotland, rather than sending them up by rail from England. Ours doesn't have the leaf, and the petals are different, but the charity solely exists to support the RBL campaign.Well that's my ghast truly flabbered. I never knew there was a Scottish poppy design. Everyday's a school day.
Thought it was a Chinese knock off.
Their home page seem to suggest it only helps those in jock landApparently in the post First World War years demand was so great, they set up workshops in Scotland under the Lady Haig Fund to supply Scotland, rather than sending them up by rail from England. Ours doesn't have the leaf, and the petals are different, but the charity solely exists to support the RBL campaign.
And the Sacred Band?@Slime When I got sent to boarding school, there was subjects like Latin and Greek, and one of the things one had to do was translate classic epics like Homers Illiad where Achilles had a dear friend called Patroklos who got killed by Hektor who was killed in turn by Achilles. The relationship between Achilles and Patroklos was never in doubt shall we say and that's was about as close to the topic of homosexual soldiers as we got.
What do you mean, "behind them always" is the motto of the current Poppy Scotland™ campaign, nothing to do with any regiment or unit. Popy Scotland used to be the Lady Haig organisation before that the Earl Haig Fund, they have done poppy sales for the RBL's campaign here for about a century.
It must come as a source of endless frustration and rage for these "campaigners" to discover that us old salts seem far more tolerant and accepting than they pre-judged us to be. The search for a 'cause' becomes more and more desperate every time "but what about . . . " is met with "don't have a problem with it really" and the real reason starts to emerge - it is simply the intense desire to be different so they can feel oppressed. What a sad existence.The truth is it didn't matter during the war or afterwards, it only seems to matter an awful lot now...when it is being rammed in front of our faces almost daily.
From the FAQ. You are right. It doesn't say only Scots living in Scotland though. I know a few non Scots or new Scots living here.Their home page seem to suggest it only helps those in jock land
As well as street collections there is a whole host of activity aimed at raising as much money as possible. Money raised during the Scottish Poppy Appeal is used to provide vital life-changing support to the Armed Forces community living in Scotland.
The Scottish Poppy Appeal is Poppyscotland's largest fundraising campaign which takes place annually in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday in November. Five million poppies are distributed across Scotland by our army of volunteers who ensure that poppies and tins are displayed in shops...www.poppyscotland.org.uk
Where does the money go?
Poppyscotland uses money raised to provide support to the Armed Forces community in seven key areas: Tailored support and funding, Advice, Employment, Mobility, Respite, Housing and Mental health. You can find out more about each of these areas by clicking here. All money raised in Scotland is spent in Scotland.
Why is there a separate charity running the Poppy Appeal in Scotland?
From its inception the Scottish Poppy Appeal has always operated independently from The Royal British Legion’s (TRBL) appeal in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. However, in June 2011 Poppyscotland merged with TRBL to create the largest charity group supporting the Armed Forces community across the whole of the UK. Poppyscotland continues to operate as a distinct charity within the TRBL group and continues to run the Scottish Poppy Appeal. Working collaboratively with TRBL, Poppyscotland ensures that the Armed Forces community in Scotland receives the same level of support as the rest of the UK. You can find out more about our history
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