I just felt we had to do something for them as a keepsake for all that effort and for representing the Naval Service. I think they’ll be impressed with them.

Warrant Officer 1 Pat McCafferty

“I just felt we had to do something for them as a keepsake for all that effort and for representing the Naval Service. I think they’ll be impressed with them.”

Crown Royal Navy charity, Greenwich Hospital, sponsored the coin’s production and a new one will now be made every year for those marching at the Cenotaph, Royal Albert Hall and in the Lord Mayor’s Parade. 

 “The coin is a simple but effective way of giving those involved something to remember the occasion by,” WO1 McCafferty added.

“We have different elements involved in the events, so it had to be a coin that would be meaningful for everyone.

“The central piece was always going to be the Cenotaph, pictures of the guard and poppies. We mixed them together in different combinations to see what would work.

“So we have the Cenotaph on the front and the poppy on the back marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.”

RAdm Kyd said: “This year’s commemoration for the centenary of the end of the First World War is really a very special thing but it’s also about all of those Armed Forces personnel who have given their lives in all the conflicts since then.

“To mark this we have given each person a challenge coin as a token of our appreciation for representing the Naval Service this year.”

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