The Tank Museum | Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Launch

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Launch

Armoured vehicles on display for the launch.

24th October 2019

The Tank Museum hosted the Royal British Legion’s Dorset Poppy Appeal launch on 24th October. 

Poppy Launch
2019 is the centenary year for the Poppy Appeal, which started after the end of the First World War. The Army very kindly brought several vehicles, including a Challenger 2, which was on display alongside the Museum’s First World War Mark IV replica tank.

The Queen’s representative for Dorset, the Lord Lieutenant Angus Campbell was in attendance, with the Bovington Camp Garrison Commander Colonel Johnny Brooking.

The Tank Museum's Director, Richard Smith said "We feel very proud to host Dorset's Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal launch. 

"The work of the RBL provides lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families. 

"It is fantastic to be a part of this cause and to see current members and veterans of the British Armed forces and Commonwealth at the Museum to support the event". 

The RBL uses money raised through the poppy appeal to offer support to the Armed Forces community.

This October Half Term visitors can see a towering remembrance poppy sculpture located in Museum Admissions, constructed by the Dorset Royal British Legion. 

Every weekday at 1pm this school holidays, visitors to The Tank Museum can also see a rally car display by veteran’s charity Future Terrain. The arena display will include a Q&A with the former soldiers, and visitors can meet the crews. Future Terrain helps veterans get back into work with motorsports and engineering training.