Ministers help during London Poppy Day 2022

Minister for Defence Procurement, Alex Chalk KC MP at Paddington Station. Photographer: AS1 Emily Muir RAF - UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

Defence Ministers and Armed Forces personnel showed their support today for London Poppy Day by selling poppies to London’s commuters ahead of Remembrance.

London Poppy Day is a fundraising collection day all in aid of the Poppy Appeal for the Royal British Legion.  

Photographer: Giles Anderson – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

Thousands of collectors, including uniformed personnel from the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans, and their supporters greeted commuters and collected donations at tube and mainline railway stations in London.

Royal British Legion celebrity supporter Ross Kemp joined Armed Forces personnel at London Waterloo station to open London Poppy Day. Photographer: PO Phot Dave Jenkins. UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

Nine military bands also performed at stations across London to encourage commuters to donate.  

Photographer: Sgt Peter Devine MIKE RAF – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

The regimental mascot of the Irish Guards, an Irish Wolfhound called Turlough Mor who’s known affectionately by the soldiers as Seamus, helped draw crowds of tourists and commuters to buy poppies at the headquarters of the Army in London. 

This morning, Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace, and Defence Ministers James Heappey, Andrew Murrison, Alex Chalk and Baroness Goldie joined serving personnel at London Waterloo, Victoria, Paddington, and St James’s Park Station to collect donations for the Poppy Appeal.  

Photographer: Petty Officer Dave Jenkins – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

Remembrance Sunday falls on 13 November this year and members of the Armed Forces around the world will mark the occasion.

Today’s Armed Forces are inspired by their predecessors and continue the proud traditions of service and achievements of those who have gone before them. 

The Royal British Legion has a wide range of Poppy products available for you to order 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can purchase Poppy products by visiting the Poppy Shop website, where you can choose from a selection of items including:

  • Poppy products: Shop their wide range of paper Poppy badges, car Poppy badges and wooden tributes
  • Lapel Poppy: Their traditional lapel paper Poppy with stem, from £2 per item.
  • 2022 Poppy Pin: Their enamel 2022 dated Poppy pin, from £3 per item.
  • Remembrance Tribute: Choose from a wooden Cross, Sikh Khanda, Hindu Aum, Secular Tribute, Star, or Crescent Moon priced at £2.99 per item.
  • Car Poppy priced at £5.49.

100% of the profits from the Poppy Shop go towards funding the Legion’s ongoing work in supporting the Armed Forces community, serving and ex-serving personnel and their families.

Their official retail stores are also available at:


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