Poppies

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  1. What is the history behind wearing it on the left or right?
     
  2. check out RBL site gives all info
     
  3. Off topic but what's a tropper?
     
  4. It's someone that likes tropping ;)
     
  5. I saw a homeless man today (whom i have previosuly seen eating out of a bin) wearing a poppy, i thought to myself, 'Why can't more people be homelesss', then had the thought me may be Ex mil...

    Whats a tropping..?
     
  6. I wear mine in my left lapel button-hole. But when in (police) uniform I wear it on the right as my radio is clipped to the left. It doesn't really matter....
     
  7. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    I wear one in my hat (civvie) and one on whatever I can get to stay on my outer layer regardless of which side!
    I wear one on my blog all year round as I always try to remember my comrades who gave everything!
     
  8. One of the old boys I collect with said that it was traditional for a man to wear his poppy on his right as his medals would be worn on his left.
     
  9. That's the way I roll
     
  10. Did you sort your medals out?
     
  11. I've just been told by a serving Group Captain that RAF personel do not wear poppies on parade. Is this true????
     
  12. tropper is a tdys, dis des thik trooper with shaky hands