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Parade to Launch Nuneaton's 2011 Poppy Appeal Collection

The 2011 Nuneaton Poppy Appeal will be officially launched during a ceremony at the Town Hall on Saturday, 29th October

The Nuneaton & Stockingford Branch of the Royal British Legion and Ex-service Association standard bearers will be on parade at the Nuneaton Town Hall at 10:30am accompanied by Band of 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron Air Training Corps.

The Mayor, Cllr Neil Phillips, and representatives from 30 Signal Regiment will also be present.

There will be a minutes silence in between the Last Post and Reveille before the Nuneaton Poppy Appeal gets underway.

The Appeal runs from 29 October 2011 to 12 November 2011.

Poppies will be available at various locations around the town. The Poppy Shop in the Rope Walk Shopping Centre is on the first floor bridge, opposite British Homes Stores near to the entrance of the car park.

RBL members who can assist with Poppy sales should contact the branch secretary Mrs C Marston on 0247634 2158 or the Poppy Appeal Organiser Mr A Smith on 0247634 8664

All ex-service personnel, serving members of the armed forces and especially the people of Nuneaton are urged to come along and give their support to the Launch of the 2011 Poppy Appeal.


The band of 121(Nuneaton) Squadron  - Click to View More Images
Royal British Legion parade led by a Bugler, Piper and Drummer, Cadet Flight Sergeant Robert Allan  - Click to View More Images

Air Cadet Standard bearer  - Click to View More Images
Standards dipped in salute as Bugler plays the Last Post  - Click to View More Images
Royal British Legion Standard dipped in salute as Bugler plays the Last Post  - Click to View More Images


The Royal British Legion was created to preserve the spirit of fellowship and service to others formed by all ranks and to maintain, in a strong, stimulating, united comradeship, all those who have served in H.M. Forces, or Auxiliary Forces or who are still serving so that neither their efforts nor their interests shall be forgotten; and that their welfare and that of the dependants of those who died in the service of their country may be safeguarded; and that just and equitable treatment shall be secured to them in respect of the difficulties caused in their lives as a result of their service.

121 Squadron ATC is affiliated to the Nuneaton & Stockingford branch of the Royal British Legion.

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