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These comments about wearing red and white poppies were made by Chris Wood, a former rifleman who served with 3 Commando Brigade.

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Or have any concerns about traditional remembrance, political poppy symbolism or the potential to generate feelings of distress amongst injured military veterans/the relatives of soldiers killed in overseas combat operations?
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(Original post by londonmyst)
https://twitter.com/PDQProperty/stat...66491553472514

These comments about wearing red and white poppies were made by Chris Wood, a former rifleman who served with 3 Commando Brigade.

Do you agree with the comments?
Think they were expressed too harshly?
Or have any concerns about traditional remembrance, political poppy symbolism or the potential to generate feelings of distress amongst injured military veterans/the relatives of soldiers killed in overseas combat operations?
Yes I agree with what he says. At some stage someone stood up to protect and fight for the rights of others against people who wouldnt give a toss about peace.
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Yes I agree with what he says. At some stage someone stood up to protect and fight for the rights of others against people who wouldnt give a toss about peace.
I agree with everything Chris Wood said except the part about "you owe it to them not to wear" white poppies.
Evoking the memory of armed forces personnel who sacrificed everything to defend their nation and freedom then hinting all white poppy wearers betray their memory.
I think Mr Wood got bad tempered and went a bit too far- perhaps remembering the friends he served alongside during his military career who were killed in action or badly injured.
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I agree with everything Chris Wood said except the part about "you owe it to them not to wear" white poppies.
Evoking the memory of armed forces personnel who sacrificed everything to defend their nation and freedom then hinting all white poppy wearers betray their memory.
I think Mr Wood got bad tempered and went a bit too far- perhaps remembering the friends he served alongside during his military career who were killed in action or badly injured.
Oh I agree with you on that point in that they can wear them and its their choice, but I agree with him is that it is the people who made the sacrifice who made it possible for people to wear white poppies, so I understand how it could irk him.
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