Why we wear a Poppy with pride.

From a relative.

The Assynt Anson Memorial.

The Assynt Anson Memorial.

“Very grateful to the guys and gals here who arranged and renovated my Uncles war grave on top of Ben More Assynt NW Scotland. My Uncle was one of a crew of six killed when their aircraft flew into bad weather an April 1941, lost an engine and iced up, crashing into the mountain. My uncle had been married just eight weeks. His wife lost her parents and younger brother when a Germany bomb destroyed their house in 1940. Her older brother was killed in Italy in 1943. The pilot was awarded the DFC just weeks before, flying his badly damaged bomber home saving aircraft and crew. The SGT Instructor had parachuted from a blazing bomber over occupied France the year before and was helped home via Spain by the French Resistance. That’s just one reason why I wear my poppy with pride.”

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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2 Responses to Why we wear a Poppy with pride.

  1. pondbug says:

    Shows how the Assynt part of the story is just the tip of the iceberg. For me the important part of remembrance is to acknowledge the deaths of conscripted soldiers, sailors, airmen etc and all the innocents who were killed by the state military machines of all sides, a point aptly illustrated by your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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