My wife bought the Poppy for me. I was still serving in the Royal Air Force and completed 27yrs last September. As soon as I heard they were going on sale after the display I knew that I wanted one.
It currently stands in a vase lit by some miniture LEDs next to TV. It often catches my eye and is a constant reminder of colleagues lost during conflicts and operations since 1989.
I live and work in Italy about 40 miles South of Rome and there was no question that it was going to come with us.