So armistice day has past and no I did not wear a poppy. I know the shock, but I have a very good reason.
My grandfather volunteered for the RAF as soon as the second world war broke out. He was issued with a V for his lapel to distinguish this fact from the constripts. Later in the war he was forced to return the V as it seemed to cause to much friction. So he and the rest of his flight crew punched holes in there new issues of uniforms to show where the V had been.
He was a quiet hero and never collected his medals at the end of the war saying ‘we all bloody got those’.
This may be construed as snobbery but when I see someone with giant poppy on there car bonnet I can see his point. Anyone can buy a poppy but not everyone can actually remember the total carnage of war and how it affectes everyone even to this day.