Yes I had purchased my Poppy. I had proudly planted and Picked. I was very privileged to be one of many picked to do the honor of doing this special moment in time. It was very surreal being in the moat of the Tower. A time to reflect as well. Plus met a lot of new friends and interesting people whilst I was there. And at a drop of a hat would love to do it all over again.
For my Great Uncle and a cousin were killed in action in WW1.
My Poppy, badges and T.Shirt are displayed in my cabinet with all of my other trinkets and items to do with remembrance. This means that I can look at my poppy every time I walk into my kitchen with pride.
I Just want to say thank you for the opportunity in doing this.