West Midlands Police has paid tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country, by adorning their response vehicles with poppies.
Whilst some forces around the country refrain from displaying poppies on their vehicles, West Midlands Police always ensure that the memory of our war heroes is honoured by displaying the poppies on their vehicles.
This year’s unique stickers – which feature a wartime aeroplane to mark 80 years since the Battle of Britain – have been put in place ahead of Remembrance Day.
They are on proud display on 400 police vehicles ranging from response to traffic to firearms and dog unit cars.
The commemorative stickers were organised by PC Gaz Phillips, from Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG), who is back at work after being seriously injured on duty last year.
It is the third time Gaz has organised the tributes, and he is also helping to raise cash for the Royal British Legion by selling ‘Perry Bear’ poppy badges to police staff.
Perry Bear is the mascot of CMPG.
PC Phillips said:
“I wanted to do something to help raise money at a time when most of the usual collections can’t take place due to coronavirus restrictions.
“The RBL is a cause close to my heart as my granddad was in the army during World War II and did a lot to raise money for the Poppy Appeal when he was alive.
“All the profits from the badges will go to the RBL 2020 Poppy Appeal.”
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