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17th Sep, 2021

Poppy stickers added to police cars in honour of the fallen

Sarah Mason 4th Nov, 2020

POPPY stickers have been fitted to a fleet police vehicles to mark 80 years since the Battle of Britain in honour of the fallen.

West Midlands Police has put 400 stickers, which feature a wartime aeroplane, on vehicles including traffic, to firearms and dog unit cars in the lead-up to Remembrance Day on November 11.

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 PC Phillips 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.

He 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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