Published on November 11th, 2017 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw0
Win World War One Collectible Coins
To coincide with Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday, our latest collectible coin giveaway recognises the work and sacrifice of the Army and Navy in the First World War.
We are giving one lucky winner two collectible coins, worth over £40.00. They commemorate the role of our brave men in the Army and Navy during World War One.
Today, on Armistice Day and tomorrow on Remembrance Sunday, our nation comes together to remember those killed in the two World Wars and the 12,000 British servicemen killed or injured in wars and conflicts since 1945.
Marking Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2017
Two Minute Silence
A two-minute silence will be observed at 11am today at Trafalgar Square and across the country. On Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph, Her Majesty the Queen, senior members of the Royal Family, along with the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition will pay their respects.
Fields of Remembrance
The first Field of Remembrance was held in the grounds of Westminster Abbey. Ten years after the end of World War One, in November 1928, The Poppy Factory took a tray of poppies and a collecting tin to a group on war veterans.
What began as a handful of poppies planted around a single cross has become a moving tribute we continue to observe.
Today, six fields of remembrance can be visited. They are situated within:
- National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire
- Cardiff, Wales
- Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon
- Belfast, Northern Ireland
- Gateshead,near Newcastle
Royal British Legion volunteers plant more than 120,000 tributes across these six fields. The public can then leave their own personal messages and tributes. Thereby we never forget the sacrifice made by so many on our behalf.
Transport for London work alongside the Royal British Legion every year to raise money for the British Army and their families.
This year, they have designed seven Poppy Buses. You will be able to spot them on the road of the capital until 12th November.
Win These Collectible Coins Commemorating the Armed Forces
In this latest competition, to coincide with Remembrance Sunday we are giving you the chance to win these two collectible coins. Commemorating the role of the army and the navy during the First World War, these coins would be treasured by anyone with an interest in the history of The Great War or with a Coins collection.
One winner will receive:
- The War at Sea 2015 £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Cover, Limited Edition 15,000.
In 2015 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the First World War, the Royal Mint released this coin cover. It celebrates the Royal Navy’s contribution to victory
The reverse of the coin is designed by David Rowlands. It depicts a Navy Battleship while the obverse has the stunning portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley.
- Shoulder to Shoulder Army 2016 UK £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin.
This coin was created in association with the Imperial War Museum. It pays tribute to the spirit of the Pals Battalions, standing shoulder to shoulder to defend our country during First World War.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply enter your name and email address in the box below and you will automatically be entered into our sweepstake draw.
The closing date for this competition is midnight Sunday 26th November 2017. The one lucky winner will be contacted by email on Monday 27th November 2017.
Best of luck everyone!