Both of our poppies were purchased through the website. We wanted to remember Gemma’s Grandfather, as he fought in the Second World War, and was a prisoner of war for three years in Thailand. He was captured in Singapore within 6 weeks of arriving in the area whilst serving as a bombardier in the 118 Field Artillery. He ended up working on the bridge of the River Kwai, and was finally released on VJ day. Gemma represented her grandfather at the VJ Celebrations in London 2 years ago, and even got chance to tell her grandads story on national television. Very proud moment.

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