"Thank You" to the First World War generation: RBL Gloucestershire Poppy Appeal launch 2018
News article - 26 October 2018
Gloucester Cathedral hosted this year's launch in the Lady Chapel with the backdrop provided by GCHQ's stunning giant waterfall of over 9,000 handmade poppies, originally created by GCHQ staff and friends to launch The Royal British Legion's Gloucestershire Poppy Appeal 2016.
The invited guests, which included local dignatories, representatives from the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC), the Boy Scouts, the RBL and GCHQ then added their own messages of thanks during the ceremony.
As GCHQ looks forward to its own Centenary, our thanks went to those who served in signals intelligence in World War One: "Some made the ultimate sacrifice. Their ground-breaking work to keep our forces safe led to the establishment of GCHQ 1919".
The Legion's fundraising target in Gloucestershire this year is £720,000, which will go towards its biggest ever national target of £50 million, allowing it to continue its vital work delivering practical, through-life care and support to the Armed Forces community.
Why not visit the poppyfall and leave your own message of thanks - and don't forget to wear your poppy with pride for this year's Poppy Appeal.