FANY at the Field of Remembrance

The Corps took part in The Poppy Factory Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on Thursday 8 November, which was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Sussex.  Active and Country members were in attendance to pay tribute to all those who have served in the Armed Forces and take part in a Remembrance Service. 

The Field of Remembrance was started ninety years ago in 1928 by Major George Howson MC, the founder of The Poppy Factory, and a few wounded veterans from World War I They gathered around a single battlefield cross and, with trays of poppies, invited passers-by to plant a poppy nearby.  

Now, there are over 380 plots laid out in the Abbey's North Green with the names of military associations and other organisations represnted. The Field of Remembrance is open for everyone to visit until Sunday 18 November and there are Remembrance crosses and symbols available so that ex-Service men and women, as well as members of the public, can plant a symbol in memory of fallen comrades and loved ones.  

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