'Not a glorification of war' says police chief as Cambs force puts poppies on roads policing cars in run up to Remembrance Day
PUBLISHED: 13:48 16 October 2018
A police chief says putting poppies on some of their cars into the run-up to Remembrance Day "is not a glorification of war".
Assistant chief constable Paul Fullwood was describing the decision by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit to feature a poppy on all of their marked patrol vehicles.
Together with PC Mark Fairclough, ACC Fullwood put the proposal to the respective forces’ top brass.
Both men served with HM forces being joining the police.
ACC Fullwood said: “I am proud to support the centennial Remembrance Day with this gesture.
“This is certainly not a glorification of war. We will be supporting the British Legion in their poppy appeal as we show our respects on this momentous anniversary.”
PC Fairclough said: “I was pleased to receive such tremendous support for this idea to remember our fallen service personnel and show our respects for the ultimate sacrifice they made.
“I did not want to force this idea on anyone, but received positive feedback from every officer that I have spoken to about making this idea a reality”.
The poppy will feature on the vehicles to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War 1 on 11 November, 1918.