St Helena continues to support the Royal British Legion’s work through the Poppy Appeal. The Poppy Appeal is the Legion’s largest fundraising campaign remembering the fallen and the future of the living. The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families.

The poppy is a powerful symbol – today the poppies are mainly worn to commemorate the sacrifices of our Armed Forces and to show support to those still serving today, along with their loved ones. The remembrance poppy is especially prominent in the UK and on St Helena in the weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday.

On Saturday 22 and 29 October and Saturday 5 November 2016, between 9am and 12 noon, the Poppy Appeal led by Mike Durnford, will be raising funds in Lower Jamestown through the distribution of various poppy apparel including: wristbands, lapel pins, emblem stickers, badges, bendy rulers, bracelets and standard poppies.  Uniformed contingents and volunteers will be making their way around Lower Jamestown, operating from a Poppy Appeal gazebo in front of the Canister.

The public is encouraged to support the appeal and wear their poppies with pride in advance of Remembrance Day.

Any serving or former members of the HM Armed Forces willing to volunteer their services on any of the above Saturdays can contact Mike Durnford on telephone number: 24724 or e-mail:

SHG would also like to hear from any serving or former members of the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Merchant Navy interested in laying wreaths at the Cenotaph or at future national events. Expressions of interest for this should be made to Connie Johnson at the Castle on telephone number 22470.

The Remembrance Service will be held on Sunday 13 November 2016 at the Cenotaph, starting at 10.55am.


12 October 2016





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