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People shocked after spotting army cadets in Tesco guarding poppy station with baguettes for guns

Jake Massey

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People shocked after spotting army cadets in Tesco guarding poppy station with baguettes for guns

Tesco shoppers have no doubt been double-taking after spotting army cadets stood guarding a station - with baguettes.

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In a viral tweet, Daniel Stapleton said the Royal British Legion (RBL) were selling poppies in a Tesco in Lewes, East Sussex, making use of the supermarket's baked goods as they stood at the entrance.

The tweet read: "My mate is at Lewes Tesco and there's a RBL table selling poppies at the entrance and there's two squaddies standing guard with baguettes in place of guns lmao."

Brilliant. Credit: Twitter/@danstapleton89
Brilliant. Credit: Twitter/@danstapleton89

In just a few hours, the tweet has amassed 13,000 likes - as well as a shedload of punny comments.

"Lest we baguette," one wrote.

"Where's their f***ing poppyseed roll?" another asked.

While a third wrote: "And with the rising of the dough, we shall remember them."

Another person wrote 'Yeast we forget', which is obviously terrible and massively inferior to 'Lest we baguette'. Others said they could just see two floating baguettes.

Anyway, LADbible has contacted Tesco and RBL to find out a bit more about the baguette cadets.

Remembrance Day is this coming Friday (11 November), and people all over the country will be paying their respects to those lost in conflict.

One of the most common ways to support the cause is by picking up a poppy, and on Thursday (3 November) actor Ross Kemp championed the cause in London, in a bid to raise £1 million for RBL.

The RBL ambassador was seen rallying the troops on Horse Guards Parade alongside members of the Irish Guards and their Irish Wolfhound mascot Seamus.

Kemp has been urging people to pick up a poppy. Credit: Guy Bell / Alamy Stock Photo
Kemp has been urging people to pick up a poppy. Credit: Guy Bell / Alamy Stock Photo

Kemp, who became a household name playing EastEnders hardman Grant Mitchell, was urging Londoners to purchase a poppy from the more than 2,000 Armed Forces personnel, veterans and Poppy Appeal collectors who were out in force across the capital.

He said: "This is such a special day where Londoners get the chance to meet service personnel in person and thank them for all they do for us.

"I hope everyone will really get behind London Poppy Day and help the RBL achieve its target of raising £1 million in a single day.

"The money raised will help the charity continue its vital work supporting members of the Armed Forces Community in need."

Meanwhile, Rishi Sunak surprised commuters selling poppies at Westminster Tube station in central London.

The prime minister, who was holding a full tray of poppies, joined several Army personnel and civil servant Stephen le Roux to raise money for RBL's annual Poppy Appeal.

The RBL said they were 'grateful to the PM for generously giving up his time to collect with us during the morning rush hour'.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Alamy

Topics: UK News, Tesco, Food And Drink, Army

Jake Massey
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