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Update 2: Remembrance Sunday Poppy Drop

Aero Legends were honoured to organise a moving tribute to the sacrifices made by our brave men and servicewomen on Remembrance Sunday.

Two of our Spitfires flanked our iconic World War 2 Dakota War Horse as it dropped thousands of poppies over the White Cliffs of Dover as the nation fell silent to remember the war dead.

Images and footage of the event formed a major part of the global coverage at the stroke of 11am on Sunday November 10, 2019.

It was a particular pleasure to invite veterans from conflicts including WW2, the Falklands, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan, who took part in what was a moving tribute to their fallen comrades.

Retired Royal Engineer Steve Craddock said: “This was a wonderful way of honouring those who have lost their lives fighting for our freedom over so many decades.

“On behalf of all of us who took part, I would like to say a big thank you to Aero Legends for making this event happen. It is a day that will stay with us for the rest of our lives.”

Former RAF Regiment, Now Help For Heroes Barrie Griffiths said: “Thank you very much indeed for the wonderful photos.  They are a wonderful reminder of the most outstanding day of mixed emotions.  That said, the flight made it the very best of days for me on a day of reflection.  Thank you so very much indeed for all of your facilitation and support to Steve and I.”

Media Coverage

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10316895/poppy-drop-ww2-plane-dakota-spitfires-kent/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7669823/750-000-poppies-flutter-white-cliffs-Dover-country-marks-Remembrance-Sunday.html
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/remembrance-sunday-2019-moment-world-war-2-plane-drops-750000-poppies-over-white-cliffs-of-dover-a4283311.html%3famp
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2019/nov/10/remembrance-750000-poppies-dropped-on-dover-as-veterans-march-in-london-video
https://www.kentonline.co.uk/dover/news/amp/poppies-dropped-over-the-white-cliffs-by-dakota-215930/

Poppy drop @capel-le-ferne pic.twitter.com/Mb2wWozXOt

— Nick Savage (@Savage7Nick) November 10, 2019

WW2 plane flanked by Spitfires drops 750,000 poppies in stunning tribute https://t.co/cq4HkoSUQ5

— DrRoy (@Real_Dr_Roy) November 10, 2019

A huge honour to be representing the serving community on today’s #RemembranceDay poppy drop. This aircraft was used at both Arnhem and Normandy and will deliver 750,000 poppies over the white cliffs of Dover at 1100hrs. @AeroLegendsUK #LestWeForget @ArmySgtMajor @Proud_Sappers pic.twitter.com/6LrxGrVQgV

— Royal Engineer Corps SM (@CorpsSM) November 10, 2019

WW2 plane flanked by Spitfires drops 750,000 poppies above Dover cliffs in a stunning tribute to the British war dead https://t.co/lgOEooEfEM

— The Sun (@TheSun) November 10, 2019

As the nation fell silent to remember the fallen on #RemembranceSunday, a gentle shower of poppies fell over the White Cliffs of Dover.

They were carried in a WWII Dakota plane, which released the 750,000 poppies as it soared above the English coastlinehttps://t.co/UIyl56tZ09 pic.twitter.com/vqB2iPX7fJ

— ITV News (@itvnews) November 10, 2019