I also wear a pin badge in civvies, uniform a different matter, but still chuck a few bob into the box when passing. The problem when forcing people to wear poppies is it dilutes the purpose of the poppy. Talking to an old guy last week who had served in Royal Signals and was a poppy collector. He was telling me there were at one time five British Legion places in Stepney, now there are none. Folks memories become diluted and the urge to contribute is becoming weaker as the years progress. Also there's the fact that we are only forced to "Remember" for a couple of weeks each year. It's becoming a sad affair, but you watch tele in an evening and there are lots of ads asking for £2, £3, £5 a week so there are already resistances built in. It would be nice to be able to remember in our own ways.