Legion plea for poppy helpers in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen: Legion plea for poppy helpers in Blackburn Legion plea for poppy helpers in Blackburn

THE Royal British Legion in Blackburn is appealing for volunteers to help run this year’s Poppy Appeal.

Organiser Eddie Maxwell said: “Anyone can volunteer, individuals, teams, community groups, and any reasonable out of pocket expenses will be covered.

“If you can give some of your time to help collect donations at supermarkets and other manned stands like hospitals, or help distribute and collect boxes and tins to and from outlets within Blackburn, please contact us.

“The Royal British Legion also wants to attract new members after numbers have decreased steadily over the last few years. If you are a community group, service or indeed an individual and would like to order a poppy wreath to lay at a remembrance service, please call.”

For more information call 01254 692216.

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8:09pm Wed 26 Sep 12

2 for 5p says...

Here we go the poppy police will be out soon.
Here we go the poppy police will be out soon. 2 for 5p
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8:20pm Wed 26 Sep 12

alf-abett says...

If my knowledge of History serves me correctly Britain declared War on Germany in defence of Poland, and if my information on the number of Poles living in Blackburn is correct then the British Legion have the answer to the problem in front of them but, I forgot, they are too busy nicking lead, brass plaques, copper and last but not least our jobs to be involved in any of that sort of behaviour.
If my knowledge of History serves me correctly Britain declared War on Germany in defence of Poland, and if my information on the number of Poles living in Blackburn is correct then the British Legion have the answer to the problem in front of them but, I forgot, they are too busy nicking lead, brass plaques, copper and last but not least our jobs to be involved in any of that sort of behaviour. alf-abett
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11:02pm Wed 26 Sep 12

2 for 5p says...

I think I might donate some money this year to the haig fund. So lets see you will need a calc to work it out, I think I will give. £1+£21-£7+£15+£
10-£40= the amount of pounds I will be donating. :-)
I think I might donate some money this year to the haig fund. So lets see you will need a calc to work it out, I think I will give. £1+£21-£7+£15+£ 10-£40= the amount of pounds I will be donating. :-) 2 for 5p
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5:39am Thu 27 Sep 12

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6:22am Thu 27 Sep 12

philmoulden says...

LEST WE FORGET
LEST WE FORGET philmoulden
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8:51am Thu 27 Sep 12

samspence says...

We have recently discovered my wifes father was a war hero .He was a chindit who was one of the thousands who were dropped behind the japaneze lines in gliders and and never came home .My wife was 4 at the time ,her mother died aged 33 just 7 year later.So will the smart alecs who contribute to this column show some respect.
We have recently discovered my wifes father was a war hero .He was a chindit who was one of the thousands who were dropped behind the japaneze lines in gliders and and never came home .My wife was 4 at the time ,her mother died aged 33 just 7 year later.So will the smart alecs who contribute to this column show some respect. samspence
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9:32am Thu 27 Sep 12

ladysal says...

samspence wrote:
We have recently discovered my wifes father was a war hero .He was a chindit who was one of the thousands who were dropped behind the japaneze lines in gliders and and never came home .My wife was 4 at the time ,her mother died aged 33 just 7 year later.So will the smart alecs who contribute to this column show some respect.
I have a horrible feeling you are wasting your breath.
Most of them don't seem to relaise what we owe to the people who fought in all previous wars up to and including WW2: freedom of speech and movement, the ability to elect the current government, the right to follow a religion, the list goes on.....
Personally I like to honour the dead of ALL wars: certainly with recent conflicts there is disagreement as to the validity of the cause. However, that should not affect the honour due to those who serve their country without question and pay the ultimate price.
I will, as always, be wearing my poppy with pride.
[quote][p][bold]samspence[/bold] wrote: We have recently discovered my wifes father was a war hero .He was a chindit who was one of the thousands who were dropped behind the japaneze lines in gliders and and never came home .My wife was 4 at the time ,her mother died aged 33 just 7 year later.So will the smart alecs who contribute to this column show some respect.[/p][/quote]I have a horrible feeling you are wasting your breath. Most of them don't seem to relaise what we owe to the people who fought in all previous wars up to and including WW2: freedom of speech and movement, the ability to elect the current government, the right to follow a religion, the list goes on..... Personally I like to honour the dead of ALL wars: certainly with recent conflicts there is disagreement as to the validity of the cause. However, that should not affect the honour due to those who serve their country without question and pay the ultimate price. I will, as always, be wearing my poppy with pride. ladysal
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2:46pm Thu 27 Sep 12

sen c ble says...

samspence wrote:
We have recently discovered my wifes father was a war hero .He was a chindit who was one of the thousands who were dropped behind the japaneze lines in gliders and and never came home .My wife was 4 at the time ,her mother died aged 33 just 7 year later.So will the smart alecs who contribute to this column show some respect.
Pardon my intrusion, was your wife's father based in one of India's regiments?
The reason why I ask is because I was based in India's Bahadurs Dogra Regiment, and encountered the Japs at Malaya.

Sen.
[quote][p][bold]samspence[/bold] wrote: We have recently discovered my wifes father was a war hero .He was a chindit who was one of the thousands who were dropped behind the japaneze lines in gliders and and never came home .My wife was 4 at the time ,her mother died aged 33 just 7 year later.So will the smart alecs who contribute to this column show some respect.[/p][/quote]Pardon my intrusion, was your wife's father based in one of India's regiments? The reason why I ask is because I was based in India's Bahadurs Dogra Regiment, and encountered the Japs at Malaya. Sen. sen c ble
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4:53pm Thu 27 Sep 12

samspence says...

Sen, He was in the Kings regiment(liverpool)H
e was based for a time in assam before being dropped in burma.We have photos of his memorial in Rangoon Memorial Yangon,MYANMAR..
Sen, He was in the Kings regiment(liverpool)H e was based for a time in assam before being dropped in burma.We have photos of his memorial in Rangoon Memorial Yangon,MYANMAR.. samspence
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5:01pm Thu 27 Sep 12

samspence says...

Sen c ble,He was in the Kings reg. liverpool.He was based in Assam. before being dropped in Burma. His memorial is in Rangoon Memorial,Myanmar.
Sen c ble,He was in the Kings reg. liverpool.He was based in Assam. before being dropped in Burma. His memorial is in Rangoon Memorial,Myanmar. samspence
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7:59pm Thu 27 Sep 12

sen c ble says...

samspence wrote:
Sen c ble,He was in the Kings reg. liverpool.He was based in Assam. before being dropped in Burma. His memorial is in Rangoon Memorial,Myanmar.
Very sad. People who regularly choose to comment irresponsibly are totally unaware the sacrifices the soldiers have made for the freedom of all. This I suppose is their ignorance and regardless of the legitimacy of the war, they will never appreciate the hurt and pain we have suffered losing our loved ones.

Even though it may be late you have my deepest sincere condolences, and may he rest in peace. Amen.

Sen
[quote][p][bold]samspence[/bold] wrote: Sen c ble,He was in the Kings reg. liverpool.He was based in Assam. before being dropped in Burma. His memorial is in Rangoon Memorial,Myanmar.[/p][/quote]Very sad. People who regularly choose to comment irresponsibly are totally unaware the sacrifices the soldiers have made for the freedom of all. This I suppose is their ignorance and regardless of the legitimacy of the war, they will never appreciate the hurt and pain we have suffered losing our loved ones. Even though it may be late you have my deepest sincere condolences, and may he rest in peace. Amen. Sen sen c ble
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11:10pm Thu 27 Sep 12

2 for 5p says...

Oh stop bleating on about the war you fools, try consentrating on peace.
Oh stop bleating on about the war you fools, try consentrating on peace. 2 for 5p
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8:25am Fri 28 Sep 12

halfhearted says...

2 for 5 these people are not bleating on about the war. They are remembering those who lost their lives fighting a war.
If you have nothing sensible to say I suggest you stay off site.
2 for 5 these people are not bleating on about the war. They are remembering those who lost their lives fighting a war. If you have nothing sensible to say I suggest you stay off site. halfhearted
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8:38am Fri 28 Sep 12

ladysal says...

sen c ble wrote:
samspence wrote: Sen c ble,He was in the Kings reg. liverpool.He was based in Assam. before being dropped in Burma. His memorial is in Rangoon Memorial,Myanmar.
Very sad. People who regularly choose to comment irresponsibly are totally unaware the sacrifices the soldiers have made for the freedom of all. This I suppose is their ignorance and regardless of the legitimacy of the war, they will never appreciate the hurt and pain we have suffered losing our loved ones. Even though it may be late you have my deepest sincere condolences, and may he rest in peace. Amen. Sen
And mine.
I am too young (as are my parents) to have had any involvement in that war, but please be assured that many of us appreciate what you and your family members did for us. One of the most important things we can do is to remember. Once we forget, the troubles begin again.
RIP the dead of all wars.
[quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]samspence[/bold] wrote: Sen c ble,He was in the Kings reg. liverpool.He was based in Assam. before being dropped in Burma. His memorial is in Rangoon Memorial,Myanmar.[/p][/quote]Very sad. People who regularly choose to comment irresponsibly are totally unaware the sacrifices the soldiers have made for the freedom of all. This I suppose is their ignorance and regardless of the legitimacy of the war, they will never appreciate the hurt and pain we have suffered losing our loved ones. Even though it may be late you have my deepest sincere condolences, and may he rest in peace. Amen. Sen[/p][/quote]And mine. I am too young (as are my parents) to have had any involvement in that war, but please be assured that many of us appreciate what you and your family members did for us. One of the most important things we can do is to remember. Once we forget, the troubles begin again. RIP the dead of all wars. ladysal
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