Looking for advice/tips on how to go about the distribution of the symbolic poppies to those who might like to wear one in commemoration of those who died in combat, or the effects of combat on civilians.
And advice on the collection of free-will donations to the Royal British Legion, in support of the wounded and bereaved.
I’ve sought a meeting with our Mayor, and his adjoint has told me that the matter has never previously been raised, and she has never seen the Coquelicot before, nor heard of it.
I have close neighbours who are anciens combattants and I expect that their approval and authorisation, or that of their commandant, will be essential in some form, and I hope forthcoming, so I shall seek it.
I should also like to lay a British Legion gerbe of poppies at the war memorial at the Armistice Day ceremony, if official authorisation is granted.
If anyone has done any or all of this before in France your experience will be very gratefully received. Needless to say I have a carnet d’autorisation for this activity from the Royal British Legion.
There’s a picture of the RBL “kit” below for those interested! Thanks in advance