REMEMBRANCE POPPY – 2017 1oz 9999 PROOF GOLD £100
The poppy of wartime remembrance is Papaver rhoeas, the red-flowered corn poppy. This poppy is a common weed in Europe and is found in many locations, including Flanders, which is the setting of the famous poem “In Flanders Fields” by the Canadian surgeon and soldier John McCrae. In the United Kingdom, artificial poppies are worn to commemorate those who died in war.
The pride of the United Kingdom, the British Armed Forces are renowned globally for their skill, ability and tenacity. Tasked with the defence of the country and its overseas territories in addition to maintaining peace and providing humanitarian aid, the British Armed Forces consist of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army and the Royal Air Force.
Individually and together, these prestigious forces and the courageous, dedicated individuals who served under them have played prominent roles in major conflicts throughout the world. From the historical Napoleonic Wars to the relatively recent World Wars, the Cold War, the Falklands War and Afghanistan, to name but a few.