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Celebrate Father’s Day with Tommy

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Thank you for supporting Tommy
Firstly we want to thank you so much for supporting Tommy. Thanks to you and all those who purchased a Tommy he has become an extremely popular figure nationally and other parts of the world too. We had an over whelming response to our 75th anniversary Special Edition VE Day Tommy and the proceeds we received went a long way to helping support our veterans during lockdown. And, as always, we will continue to invest across all our services within Royal British Legion Industries.

We have lots more to share with you over the coming weeks and months but first let’s talk about Father’s Day.

Father’s Day Tommy Card
Buy a Tommy Fathers Day Card and you are buying a card
for a father and a special insert inside with messages from RBLI veterans, plus your purchase helps support our veterans. Why not check out our shop and buy a gift from our range of products.

Our veterans have produced a quality card for Fathers Day with an insert featuring three of our veterans who reflect on their Fathers lives. Buying this card will help support RBLI and will go towards veteran fathers and grandfathers who need our support.

Visit our Father’s Day Page.

Be The First to Purchase a VJ Day Tommy
Our VE Day Tommy was extremely popular this year, in fact we have received thousands of requests for a Special Edition Tommy for VJ Day to add to the collection. We’re working on the VJ Day Tommy right now, you can register your interest and we’ll let you know the second it’s ready.


Four veterans have kindly sent their best wishes to all your fathers out there and have given thought about their fathers too.


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We Have An Announcement 👋

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Tommy Has Found A New Home

We are so excited to announce that Tommy has found a new home with Royal British Legion Industries.

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Please be reassured this does not mean the end of Tommy’s story, just the start of a new chapter.
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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.

Thank A Veteran Today
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.
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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.

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