Originally Posted by Manton
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't that the WWI poppy worn in the UK (and other commonwealth countries) only in Novemeber?
You are (almost) correct. Poppies are sold and displayed in November in England with the money raised going to the British legion which is a charity that supports all veterans not just WW1 as there aren't any of those left. This IMO is a million miles away from the ridiculous affectation of the felt flower.
'The Last Tommy' is a very good book about our last WW1 vet.