The Poppy Flower for British African and Caribbean Service Personnel.
This Poppy Flower was designed and created by Mr Jatinder Ghataora, to express his gratitude for the military support and Standard Bearers parade at his RAF veteran brother's funeral.
Jatinder's family was so touched and appreciative of the respectful, dignified send off for their beloved departed member, that he felt compelled to reciprocate by designing the Poppy Flower as a gift.
Jatinder, who has a degree in Illustration, designed a Poppy Flower in the colours of the Jamaican flag, which was then expanded to include other British African and Caribbean country flags.
The Poppy Flower has proven very popular with the public who have purchased in support of the symbolism and representation of the military contribution by their respective country.
It has also been immortalised by Wolverhampton artist, Keith Gilbert, who made a clay sculpture of the Poppy Flower, now on display in the Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
A resounding appreciation to Jatinder for his creativity and vision of representation, acknowledging African and Caribbean military personnel for their contributions to Britain.
By Donald Campbell