Poppy Express is a poignant and unique act of Remembrance which will see Poppy Wreaths and tributes travelling all over the UK mainland and to significant locations overseas, as part of the our plans to honour and remember those who have fallen as a result of serving in the Armed Forces.
Following the huge success of our 'Poppies To Paddington' events last year, we are working closely with rail and transport companies as well as military units, Veterans, community groups and other charities to create an inclusive, collaborative and very special event.
POPPY EXPRESS NEWS
The Veterans Charity would like to welcome the latest member of The Veterans Charity team and our FIRST Poppy Express "Champion" to Team VC!
So please welcome and congratulate Mr Tony Peters to The Veterans Charity family!
Tony served for 22 years in the Royal Air Force including 10 years on the Queens Flight and is the current Chairman of the Queens Flight Association.
He then went on to spend another 15 years as a Government Regulator after his military service.
He also finds time to be the Business coordinator for @60163 Tornado the latest Steam Engine to be built in the UK!
As well as being the Director at Cholsey and Wallingford Railway and he is a volunteer driver and guard assessor at the Didcot Railway Centre.
We must not forget he is also a Young Railway Professional Ambassador, a Mental Health First Aider and a Train2Train member!
He also loves anything Great Western Railway related!
Add to that impressive CV he is now a Poppy Express Champion!
Tony has been helping us plan an expanded Routes of Remembrance / Poppy Express event based on last years "Award Winning" Poppies to Paddington event! He has a very useful black book of contacts and tomorrow will be flying the flag about our work to Keep Remembrance on Track in 2021 at The Rail Live event!
Welcome to the team Tony!