A limited edition brass poppy pin, hand crafted from the brass of melted down bullet shells found on the Somme battlefields.
Battle of the Somme Centenary
The Battle of the Somme
Many of the soldiers who had signed up were everyday young men from close-knit communities across the UK who subsequently suffered horrible losses. They were good friends, neighbours and colleagues who signed up together on the promise they would serve alongside each other. It sounded easy. These patriotic volunteers were sold on the romance of war, “Your Country Needs You”, and became known as the ‘Pals’ battalions.
The 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme provides an opportunity to commemorate the Service and sacrifice of those who lost their lives in the battle, to reflect upon the human cost of conflict and to have hope for a more peaceful world.
Sport Remembers the Somme
Athletes and players from sports at all levels volunteered to enlist for the First World War and fought in the Battle of the Somme.
Somme 100 Events
Download our Somme 100 app
We’re pleased to showcase our new Somme 100 app with historian Dan Snow, which provides a rich, interactive timeline of the Battle of the Somme, first hand audio accounts from the time and animated battle maps.
Available free for both iOS and Android.More information about our app
Somme 100 at Poppy Shop
Our online Poppy Shop has a very special collection of commemorative products to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Visit www.poppyshop.org.uk/somme100 to view the complete range.
Somme 1916 poppy lapel pin Battle of the Somme cupro-nickel coin
Westminster Collection's commemorative £5 coin depicts a poppy field on the front and Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse.
Featuring both British and French flowers of Remembrance, this collection includes coffee mugs, coasters and lens/screen cloths.
Somme 100 year old poppy brooch
This specially designed floral poppy brooch was inspired by the silk poppies used in the first ever “Poppy Appeal” in 1921.
Wreaths and pins
Special Somme 100 commemorative items including wreaths are available from our Poppy Appeal headquarters by mail order, offered in exchange for a suggested donation.
Somme Bluet/Poppy pin badge
A simple and attractive enamel pin badge featuring 'le bluet' (cornflower) representing France and the poppy for the UK.
A round enamel pin badge featuring a poppy and the words Battle of the Somme 1916-2016
Type L and type C wreaths have been adapted to feature cornflowers amongst the poppies.
A small Remembrance cross with the words 1916 - 2016 Somme 100.