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Dubaiexile Nov 5th 2017 9:34 am

Remembrance Poppies
 
Does anyone know of anywhere to get a Poppy??

And also does the Embassy in Dubai do anything on Remembrance day??

jam25mack Nov 5th 2017 11:46 am

Re: Remembrance Poppies
 
My friend brought me a few over from the UK last week so I am proudly wearing one just now, in fact, I just looked and I have a pin badge one too.

If I remember rightly tho you can get them in the British Council. Failing that and if you want a pint you can get them in Fibbers.

Dubaiexile Nov 5th 2017 11:55 am

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Originally Posted by jam25mack (Post 12375126)
My friend brought me a few over from the UK last week so I am proudly wearing one just now, in fact, I just looked and I have a pin badge one too.

If I remember rightly tho you can get them in the British Council. Failing that and if you want a pint you can get them in Fibbers.

Thank you I will use that as an excuse for a pint and a fry up!!

TheShed Nov 5th 2017 2:36 pm

Re: Remembrance Poppies
 

Originally Posted by jam25mack (Post 12375126)
My friend brought me a few over from the UK last week so I am proudly wearing one just now, in fact, I just looked and I have a pin badge one too.

If I remember rightly tho you can get them in the British Council. Failing that and if you want a pint you can get them in Fibbers.

Thanks for the heads up, sounds like a quick lunch plan from DIFC. Millhouse, you in town for a poppy and a pub lunch?

Scamp Nov 6th 2017 3:59 am

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Brought a couple back from the UK. Pin badge is a good shout for future though. :thumbup:

jam25mack Nov 6th 2017 9:21 am

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Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 12375669)
Brought a couple back from the UK. Pin badge is a good shout for future though. :thumbup:

Has 2017 on it to keep the cheapskates in line.

Scamp Nov 6th 2017 9:29 am

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Originally Posted by jam25mack (Post 12375824)
Has 2017 on it to keep the cheapskates in line.

Hahahahahahahahaha

weasel decentral Nov 6th 2017 9:59 am

Re: Remembrance Poppies
 

Originally Posted by jam25mack (Post 12375126)
Failing that and if you want a pint you can get them in Fibbers.

Fibbers should be excommunicated from the list of non Irish owned, international fake Irish bars.

jam25mack Nov 6th 2017 10:38 am

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Originally Posted by weasel decentral (Post 12375846)
Fibbers should be excommunicated from the list of non Irish owned, international fake Irish bars.

Why? Have no Irish died fighting for the allies?

Dubaiexile Nov 6th 2017 10:42 am

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I just checked with Fibbers on facebook and they messaged me back to say yes they have them behind the bar!!

Thankyou, Jam25Mack

Dubaiexile Nov 6th 2017 10:43 am

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Oh I did check with the Embassy, got two automated messages that someone from the correct department would contact....typical of our Embassy...about as much use as tits on a boar pig!!!

jam25mack Nov 6th 2017 10:53 am

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Originally Posted by Dubaiexile (Post 12375869)
I just checked with Fibbers on facebook and they messaged me back to say yes they have them behind the bar!!

Thankyou, Jam25Mack

Anytime!

weasel decentral Nov 7th 2017 1:45 am

Re: Remembrance Poppies
 

Originally Posted by jam25mack (Post 12375865)
Why? Have no Irish died fighting for the allies?

I'm in danger of derailing the thread but my issue is not about people remembering WW1, it's about the use of the funds collected. The donations are being used to support all British ex-servicemen in need, I'm not entirely comfortable with supporting servicemen who were involved in other actions worldwide N. Ireland included.

Dubaiexile Nov 7th 2017 2:27 am

Re: Remembrance Poppies
 

Originally Posted by weasel decentral (Post 12376416)
I'm in danger of derailing the thread but my issue is not about people remembering WW1, it's about the use of the funds collected. The donations are being used to support all British ex-servicemen in need, I'm not entirely comfortable with supporting servicemen who were involved in other actions worldwide N. Ireland included.

Yes you will derail the thread, but since you pose the question perhaps you could expand your reasons why, and maybe (and I do say maybe) an intellectual debate could be had without name calling and abuse...but given the way some people might feel with regards to support for ex servicemen (and I will admit to being one with 14 years service with the Royal Marines with final rank of Captain), do not expect an easy ride! But hey ho it is a forum to air ones views with a little anonymity making it easier to air feelings that you might not feel comfortable in face to face discussion!

Scamp Nov 7th 2017 3:50 am

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:popcorn:


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