“The poppy is a focus for the nation on one of the darkest periods in our history”

Ahead of the Armistice centenary this Sunday, OA colleagues who have previously served in the Armed Forces share what Remembrance Day means to them. Nigel Hare Nigel is a former Royal Navy Commander and now Operations Director at the OA “The poppy is a focus for the nation on one of the darkest periods in […]

7th November 2018

Why the Poppy Appeal Matters

Ahead of Remembrance Sunday, Fiona Jackson, OA Career Consultant, reflects on what the Poppy Appeal means to her. What does Remembrance Sunday mean to you? Remembrance Sunday is a time for deep personal reflection. I always think of my father first, who fought in the 8th Army (The Desert Rats) in the Second World War. […]

8th November 2017

OA Supports Poppy Appeal Launch

The Royal British Legion (TRBL) launches its annual Poppy Appeal. Today (Thursday 26th October 2017) thousands of volunteers will stand on street corners across the UK, asking the public to support the Poppy Appeal. People wear the paper poppies to remember all Service men and women killed in conflict. In 2016, the TRBL raised £146.9 […]

26th October 2017

OA on Remembrance Day

The Officers’ Association were present at yesterdays Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph. Employment Careers Consultant, Fiona Jackson, was joined by OA Trustee Richard Sankey in paying their respects to those who have fallen.

14th November 2016