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John F Collier
6th February 2017, 11:15 PM
I know some of you were interested in Poppy badges last year but they were all sold, I bought this one on eBay
"see Avatar" and they still have them at the moment it is a little bit smaller than the the Legion poppy, just thought I'd tell you.
PS, I don't wear them, I collect them, the ones I wear are from the poppy sellers. Cheers JC

Doc Vernon
7th February 2017, 12:20 AM
That's a nice one JC
I cannot seem to find them on EBay ,there are many others but not like that??
Cheers
Have you got the link still???

Doc Vernon
7th February 2017, 12:26 AM
Very similar one here ! But prices! ??
M.NAVY | Product Tags | PoppyPins (http://www.poppypins.co.uk/WP/product-tag/m-navy/)

https://www.militaryremembrancepins.com/products/merchant-navy-remembrance-poppy-pin

John F Collier
7th February 2017, 01:39 AM
Hi Doc, I typed in MN poppy badge and the first one on one the search list is this one at 7.95, further down
there was another seller with the same badge, this was 5 minutes ago. there are 5 remaining it is a nice one, good luck with it. Cheers JC

Dennis McGuckin
19th February 2017, 05:19 PM
Hi Johnf,
Ordered mine the other day for that price.
Also ordered one for an old WW2 Royal Marine, and another one for the widow of an old school pal.
Hope to give them both a nice surprise.

John F Collier
19th February 2017, 07:19 PM
Hi Den, glad you were able to get what you wanted as I'm sure they will sell out as remembrance day approaches, I was
very pleased with my one although when it comes to November I always buy and wear the British Legion poppy as I always
have, the poppy badges are nice to look at and they do recognize different regiments and services but for me the Legion
poppy is a universal remembrance symbol that is for everybody. That is a great idea to give your friends a surprise gift
of the badges, good on you Den sadly not many people think like today, hope the weather is improving for you, it's been
a lovely couple of days here "long may it last", all the best. JC

Dennis McGuckin
19th February 2017, 08:05 PM
Hi JC, like you i will still be buying the local poppy's,
Just nice to have one that lasts throughout the year.
I will wear it at our monthly meetings of the RCNA.
The Marine war vet was on the D day landings at age eighteen. Also served in Burma.
Came to Canada and joined the Navy.
Great man to have a yarn with.
My other friend lost her husband just a year ago.

John F Collier
19th February 2017, 08:29 PM
Hi JC, like you i will still be buying the local poppy's,
.
My other friend lost her husband just a year ago.

That would be an ideal time to wear it Den, I can believe that you have some very interesting conversations with the old boy,
I will always wish I had spoken in more depth with my dad and grandad, people are a mine of information, all the best. JC

Dennis McGuckin
19th February 2017, 09:20 PM
Thanks JC,
I think we all have those regrets. Guess its when we get older that we start taking an interest in the past.
We see that on a regular basis on this site.
Sadly many of us have waited too long to ask parents etc.
Personally, I have written down a lot of my life on a disk.
Haven't told the family.
Some day they will find it.
They may be interested or not. Their choice.

John F Collier
19th February 2017, 10:02 PM
Can't believe they won't be interested in your life Den, sometimes what we see about our own lives might seem humdrum
to ourselves whereas other people find it very interesting, I have been surprised by that several times when I've been asked
to say more, "especially over a pint or three" :p, cheers JC

Doc Vernon
19th February 2017, 10:24 PM
Fully agree on that JF its sometimes amazing about the Lives of others that we think are of little interest,
Cheers

John F Collier
19th February 2017, 10:50 PM
Hi Doc, I don't know if you'll remember this, but a short time ago I put in an AVATAR and you said it was a hard to see, well
that picture was something I found online. Yesterday we went to a pub that holds the plaque in the picture I now have a good
photo that my son took so I'm hoping to put it on soon, it is a hand carved wooden tribute plaque to the MV ORARI, hope to
tell you the full story soon. cheers JC

Ivan Cloherty
19th February 2017, 10:52 PM
Thanks JC,

1.Sadly many of us have waited too long to ask parents etc.
2.Personally, I have written down a lot of my life on a disk.

3.They may be interested or not. Their choice.

1. In the days when we were young we alas were not encouraged by our parents to ask our parents about their lives, 'as children should be seen and not heard' was the prevailing attitude. When we were older and in a position to ask them, we did not, as most had experienced unpleasant periods during the war and we, out of respect did not want to awaken those painful memories.

2. I have also recorded my earlier life.

3. In respect of #2 I lodged a copy of my musings (110,000 words) with Hull University, even if my family don't read it, someone has, as I have just read a chapter of a recently published book which clearly is plagarised from my book lodged with Hull University, I am in the course of investigating how!

Keith at Tregenna
19th February 2017, 11:26 PM
PM me your Address Doc.

I will post a few badges that I think you may like.

Keith.

Dennis McGuckin
4th March 2017, 04:31 PM
Just got mine yesterday.
Very pleased with it.

Captain Kong
4th March 2017, 05:16 PM
Go Get them Ivan,
Cheers
Bria

Ivan Cloherty
4th March 2017, 05:55 PM
Go Get them Ivan,
Cheers
Bria

The thing is Brian we are all open and honest on this site and relay our experiences to each other without a thought of purloining them for our own use, and most of us have used thousands of words on here and never seen them used elsewhere (until now), alas some have less scruples. Yes many have had similar experiences but word for word sentences raise the eye brows

Captain Kong
4th March 2017, 06:59 PM
That is the same as Theft
Cheers Brian

david c gillon
28th June 2017, 05:37 PM
one wishing to purchase a M.N. poppy badge I would highly recommend they have a look at poppypins.co.uk I have purchased several M.N. poppy badges from this gentleman who I think is a small business but is licensed by RBL. and as such his contract means that a portion of his profits goes to RBL. he is also licensed by the MoD. and this means that he can reproduce badges of all the forces. A website well worth a look

David Williams
10th September 2017, 09:55 AM
Hi Vernon.
Did you manage to get your hands
on a MN poppy badge,if you didnt
then I have one that I can let you have.
Dave Williams