Police cars in the East to display poppy stickers in lead-up to Remembrance Day

PC Mark Fairclough (left) and ACC Paul Fullwood (right) came up with the idea. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A fleet of police cars in the East will have poppy stickers put on them to mark the upcoming centenary of the end of the First World War.

The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit will feature poppies on all of its marked patrol vehicles in the lead-up to Remembrance Day on November 11.

It was the idea of officers PC Mark Fairclough and ACC Paul Fullwood who both served in the armed forces before joining the police.

"I am proud to support the centennial Remembrance Day with this gesture," ACC Fullwood said.

"This is certainly not a glorification of war. We will be supporting the British Legion in their poppy appeal as we show our respects on this momentous anniversary."