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Thank A Veteran This Remembrance Day

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Thank A Veteran

Every year, as we remember the anniversary of the end of the First World War, we think of those who have given their lives in service to their country.

This year, we want to also thank those who have fought in more recent conflicts around the globe.

Throughout our campaign, we have worked with Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) who have packaged and posted our Tommies. We will donate your Tommy to a veteran who has worked on the campaign, as a thank you for their service.

If you would like your own Tommy as a mark of Remembrance in your home, or to give as a gift this Christmas, you can still purchase them on our website: 10″ Tommies.

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The Queen visits RBLI
On 6th November, Her Majesty The Queen visited RBLI to officially open Appleton Lodge, RBLI’s new luxury care facility for veterans and their families. The building has been named after First World War Sister Edith Appleton OBE, who was awarded the Royal Red Cross for nursing on the front line during the Great War.

The care home is part of a new development which, when complete, will provide crucial homes, welfare support and create a community for the country’s most vulnerable veterans.

To commemorate her visit and the beginning of the next phase of the Centenary Village, The Queen laid a time capsule containing, amongst other items, 10 stories of veterans and their families living in RBLI’s existing village and a handwritten letter for future residents from the charity’s chief executive Brigadier Steve Sherry CMG OBE.

The Queen also included a letter which said:

“I wish to congratulate Royal British Legion Industries on their Centenary, and their support of veterans over the past 100 years. Today is a moment of celebration, but also a time of reflection on the sacrifices the Armed Forces make in times of need. I send my warmest best wishes to RBLI and all who support them.”
Remembrance Day 2019
A year after commemorating the centenary of of the end of the First World War, we remember all those who have served.

There have been countless conflicts over the last century and this November, our Tommies bow their heads in remembrance of all of those touched by war.

Today, and always, we remember them.
Copyright © 2018 Remembered, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Remembered
33 Ranelagh Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR

Meet our new Tommy

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Welcome our new Tommy!

This year, in time for Remembrance Day, we have produced a brand new Tommy with RBLI to commemorate their centenary.

Slightly smaller than our 6ft Tommy, our new Unknown Tommy stands at 1.47m and 3mm thick and is made of aluminium composite. Weighing approximately 4kg, he is light and easy to position, while still being an affecting reminder of the Fallen this Remembrance Day and beyond.

We are proud to be working with RBLI to create and deliver this new Tommy and we hope that many more communities will be able to have a Tommy at their Remembrance services this November.

Please also note that our Unknown Tommies are made to order and can take up to 14 days to arrive.

We would love to hear who you are purchasing your Unknown Tommy in remembrance of. Reply to this email to let us know – we want to share your story!

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Remembrance Day 2019
11th November 2018 was the centenary of the end of the First World War. This year, we remembered the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings during the Second World War.

Historically, October saw the beginning of the end of both World Wars. In October 1918, Germany and Austria requested an Armistice and in October 1944, Aachen was the first German city to fall to the Allies.

There have been countless conflicts since then and our Tommies bow their heads in remembrance of all of those touched by war – from the soldiers on the front line, to the civilians plagued by the Blitz in October 1940.

We wish you all the best for your remembrance commemorations this November.

Copyright © 2018 Remembered, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Remembered
33 Ranelagh Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR

Celebrating RBLI’s Centenary

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Celebrating RBLI’s Centenary Year

Over the last two years, every Tommy sold has been packaged and posted by the veterans at Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI), Britains Bravest Manufacturing Company. This has ensured that at every point in the process, your purchase has supported veterans.

We are delighted to be working even more closely with RBLI over the next few months, supporting the celebration of their centenary this September and their upcoming UK-wide event Britain’s Bravest Military Challenge.

Garden Tommies – back in stock!
It seems our supporters can’t get enough of our Garden Tommy, so we’ve secured a new limited run of them which you can pre-order now.

Due to the nature of the product, Garden Tommies take 6-8 weeks to arrive – so please bear this in mind when ordering.

Standing at 78cm high, he makes a beautiful addition to your garden or local memorial. Pre-order now for £60.

RBLI 100
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RBLI was established in 1919 to provide support to sick and wounded troops returning from the front lines of the First World War.

One hundred years on, the charity supports injured veterans and people with disabilities by providing employment and homes in their Kent village.

This year, RBLI launched a £14 million Centenary Village appeal which will see the development of 22 apartments, each designed to be fully accessible and house single veterans in urgent need, alongside 16 new family homes and a further 24 assisted-living apartments.

At the heart of the development will be a state-of-the-art community centre with accessible gym. It will sit alongside the existing village, care homes and manufacturing facility in Kent.

You can find out more and support the Centenary Village appeal here.

To celebrate RBLI’s centenary, we are offering you £10 off our 10″ Tommy when you use the code RBLI100 for this month only.

Britain’s Bravest Military Challenge
To celebrate their centenary, RBLI have joined forces with the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes, Be Military Fit with Bear Grylls to launch Britain’s Bravest Military Challenge on Saturday 28th September.

This is a mass participation event, suitable for all levels of fitness and abilities taking place at 18 locations around the UK.

Designed by military instructors, participants will be pushed to their limits, whilst competing in teams and undertaking authentic military based challenges. You can put together your own team or be teamed up on the day.

The fundraising target for this event is just £100 – the money raised will support the life changing work of RBLI, whose mission is to support the UK’s most vulnerable veterans and their families to regain their independence through accommodation and employment.

Usually £10 per person to enter, RBLI are kindly offered There But Not There newsletter subscribers a 25% discount off registration.

Enter code TBNT25 at checkout to redeem this offer (expires Sunday 15th September).

Copyright © 2018 Remembered, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Remembered
33 Ranelagh Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR

Invictus UK Trials – starting tomorrow!

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Invictus UK Trials

The Invictus UK Trials are starting in Sheffield on Monday 22nd July. Competitors will take part in up to nine sports over the course of the week in an event delivered by a partnership of Help for Heroes, the Royal British Legion, the Ministry of Defence and Sheffield City Council, who we are delighted to work alongside.

To celebrate the Trials, you will find 10 of our 6ft Tommies around Sheffield throughout the coming week. 5 will be on the move around the city and the other 5 will be at places of wartime significance.

Download our Wartime Sheffield Information Pack to find out more about the local history. We would like to thank Neil Anderson, Richard Godley and the Sheffield Blitz Group for their support.

Thank you to everyone who purchased a Garden Tommy – we were delighted by the response. Due to the overwhelming number of orders, if you have ordered a Garden Tommy, they will be sent out at the beginning of August.

You can still purchase a 10″ Tommy or a 6ft Tommy, as well as ourBootprints from our shop.

Copyright © 2018 Remembered, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Remembered
33 Ranelagh Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR

Thank You For All Your Support!

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Thank you for your support!

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for your support for ourGarden Tommies. We were delighted to see how popular they were and were overwhelmed by the positive response to them.

Due to the incredible demand, we managed to secure a second limited run, but we will not be getting anymore in stock in the forseeable future. So, if you were considering purchasing one, now is the time as there are still a few left.

You will find them priced at £60 on our website.

Thank you all again – we couldn’t do the work we do to commemorate, educate and heal without you.

Copyright © 2018 Remembered, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Remembered
33 Ranelagh Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR

Garden Tommies back by popular demand!

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Back by popular demand!

Last weekend we let you know about a limited run of our Garden Tommies, on sale in time for Armed Forces Day and to commemorate 100 years since the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.

We ran out of stock, but so many of you contacted us to say you were disappointed to have missed out, that we have managed to secure another limited run of our Garden Tommies. These will be available only while stocks last and will be shared on our social media channels from Monday.

If you missed out last weekend, you can now find our Garden Tommies for £60 on our website.

Copyright © 2018 Remembered, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Remembered
33 Ranelagh Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR

Thank you for your support over Armed Forces Weekend

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Thank you for a wonderful Armed Forces weekend

As Armed Forces Weekend comes to a close we would like to say a huge thank you for all your support. Once again our Garden Tommy was hugely popular and the limited run will have to come to an end at 11pm tonight.  

It has been amazing to see the support you have shown over Armed Forces Weekend and on the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. This has been an incredible opportunity to remember the sacrifices of our armed forces past and present.

Priced at £60 you can access the Garden Tommies and find out more details exclusively on our website.

You will also be able to take advantage of exclusive 10″ Tommy offers which will end after this weekend. 

100 years since the signing of the Treaty of Versailles
100 years after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, we were proud to remember this momentous occasion by joining HS1 on Friday in handing over the Tommies to new custodians.

Having stood in St Pancras Station for the last 8 months, these Tommies will now be going to new homes at three local schools, having been donated by HS1. This was a fitting tribute to our Tommies as we see a new generation Commemorate those who sacrificed their lives in conflicts passed and Educate future generations of the futility of war. 

Copyright © 2018 Remembered, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Remembered
33 Ranelagh Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR