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Remembrance & White Poppies News

White poppy wreaths

Wreaths of white poppy are being laid around Britain, ahead of the online Alternative Remembrance Ceremony at noon on Sunday.

White poppy seller at Dalston Junction railway station in London

Sales of white poppies are only slightly lower than last year, despite the closure of shops and places of worship due to lockdown.

Packs of white poppies

In an apparent shift in position, the BBC has said that their staff may wear a remembrance poppy "of any colour" in the run-up to Remembrance Day. 

Sign reading "Five years of war in Yemen made in the UK"

The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has launched a legal challenge against the renewal of British arms sales to the Saudi regime.

Welsh-language white poppies and leaflets

The Peace Pledge Union is for the first time making Welsh-language white poppies available to order online.

White poppy wreaths

The Peace Pledge Union has said that Remembrance Day risks being a 'festival of forgetting' if we ignore Yemen and other current wars.

Hiroshima after the bombing, 1945

British ministers have been accused of erasing history after announcing plans for VJ Day 75 while ignoring the nuclear bombings of Japan.

Statue of Arthur Harris in London

The Peace Pledge Union has reiterated calls to remove a statue of Arthur Harris, known for colonial atrocities and bombing German civilians.

Conscientious Objectors memorial stone inscription in Tavistock Square

On Friday 15th May people around the world will pause to remember all those who have refused to bear arms and participate in war.

Children bombed out of their homes in the London Blitz, 1940

People with memories of World War Two are expressing fear over plans in some areas to sound air raid sirens at events to mark VE Day 75.

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