Poppy Travel is the travel arm of the Royal British Legion. Its part of the Welfare Division Legion and has the aim of perpetuating Remembrance by bringing together like minded people here and abroad. We run a programme of tours to battlefields cemeteries and memorials world wide for adults. We have several flavours of tour. Remembrance Tours Ever since 1927 the Legion has run pilgrimages to the graves of the fallen. Remembrance Tours are arranged around visits to Cemeteries and Memorials. Originally these were aimed at veterans and relatives, but they are open to the public with more distant relationships to the locations. We will visit the major sites every year at anniversary dates and arrange trips to other locations every few years. These are formal Legion visits, accompanied by a Council member and a Standard Bearer, with political clearance, support and often participation by the local embassy. We will help people wishing to visit a particular grave and adjust the itinerary to do so wherever possible. A doctor accompanies the tour. Each tour is led by a tour manager who can usually also provide information about the historical background. These tours also include visits to the cultural sites in the area as well as an opportunity for a relaxing holiday among people with a common heritage. Battlefield Tours. âRemember Them! Battlefield Tours â Bringing the Past to Life â We cater for those who want to know more about the experience of our forbears who fought overseas with our Armed Forces. Each tour is devoted to a campaign or battle and will focus on what Field Marshal Wavell called the âactualities of warâ â how ordinary men met extraordinary challenges in the face of fear, fatigue, bad weather and a determined enemy. All our battlefield tours focus on the servicemanâs experience - not the generalâs.See the ground and hear the songs, the stories and the poems of Britainâs fighting men. An expert battlefield guide will lead each tour. Some personal grave visits may be possible where time is available and the itinerary permits. We are a trade member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides, dedicated to raising standards and most of our tours are led by badged guides. Military Tours for the Armed Forces. We run a different kind of battlefield Tour for military units using our expertise in battlefield interpretation to help military units obtain training and educational value from battlefields via battlefield studies, tours, staff rides and TEWTs. Over 7,000 Army recruits a year take one of our âRealities of War âbattlefield tours as part of their phase one training. Our corps of thirty battlefield guides can cover most battlefields and periods of history. Itâs also an opportunity for the Legion to have contact with the serving forces. War Widows Grant in Aid Scheme. We are the MODâs agents for the War Widows Grant in Aid Scheme. This scheme provides a 100% grant to allow a widow or widower to visit the grave of a spouse who died overseas before 1967 and have not already done so at the public expense. There is also a 100% grant for carersâ travel and accommodation within the UK. Widows or widowers are eligible even if they have remarried. If you know of anyone who meets this critera please let them know about the scheme!. Advice for Independent Travellers. We will provide advice to travellers seeking to visit battlefields on their own Remembrance Travel, 01622 716 729 firstname.lastname@example.org The Legion can also book travel and accommodation for you via Legion Direct Travel Tel: 01789 263263 info@completeworld The Legion can also provide books on specific battlefields through its corporate partner "Tommies Guides - Military Books".Welcome to Tommies Guides - WW1 & WW2 Military Book Specialists Buying services through the Legion benefits the Legion because we get a contribution from the supplier. Legionline can offer general advice and support on general matters such as how to find out where someone served or is buried. Legionline is open 10.00-16.00 (Tel: 08457 725 725 (local rate) From overseas: +44 (0)20 7973 7200 (full rate) Email: email@example.com ) and Reunions. We have a commitment to organise reunions and events that promote comradeship and alleviate loneliness. Currently we mainly provide reunions for travel customers. We are exploring the potential for re-unions of people who have relatives who served in particular units, services or on specific operations. Poppy Travel has sponsored this forum for two reasons. Firstly, we think that many of the people who post about Militaria and Military History could benefit from some of our services. Secondly we want to develop and expand our services. We may ask our opinion about some new ideas we are considering.