Tag: remembrance

Poppy to feature on police vehicles across Beds, Cambs and Herts

Poppies will again feature on a number of the vehicles in the Beds, Cambs and Herts Joint Protective Services fleet in the build-up to Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.

PC Mark Fairclough from the tri-force Road Policing Unit said: “We displayed poppies on a number of our cars last year and I am pleased we are able to do this again to remember our fallen service personnel and the ultimate sacrifice they made.”

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Public urged to be aware of poppy merchandise scams

Public urged to be aware of poppy merchandise scams

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and The Royal British Legion (RBL) are urging people to be extra vigilant when buying poppy merchandise for Remembrance this year.

Donations intended to support Armed Forces community men, women, veterans and their families could end up benefitting fraudsters.

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Cranfield Remembers Great War Fallen

Cranfield’s Fallen of the Great War

The servicemen named on the Cranfield War Memorial who gave their lives in the Great War have been commemorated in a book written by local author, Dr Marjorie Cotton.

Cranfield Remembers tells the stories behind the forty-three names, their parts in the Great War, and the families they left behind.

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First World War Beacon of Light to be lit in Bedford

Beacon is part of the ‘Battle’s Over’ National Tribute

A weekend of events in Bedford, marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, will culminate in the lighting of a ‘Beacon of Light’, as part of the ‘Battle’s Over’ National Tribute on 11th November.

Following the lighting of a beacon by the Queen at 7pm beacons will be lit up and down the country. So far more than 800 beacons are confirmed across the United Kingdom, with over 1,000 expected to take part.

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