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We are delighted to present, in conjunction with Samurai Sportswear, the design for the 2019 Remembrance Shirt.

The launch of this years design is significant for two reasons; it marks 10 years since the production of these special designs began and for the time being this will be the final shirt in the series.

With this in mind the design for this years shirt is a re-model of the original produced in 2010.  The inspiration for this initial design was from the moment during the annual festival of remembrance held at the Royal Albert Hall when the poppy petals fall from the ceiling.  Computer aided design has developed, and continues to develop significantly, since the first design in 2010; this is particularly evident when comparing the 10th anniversary design to the first through the definition now achieved in the falling poppy petals.

The ARU has a long standing relationship with the Royal British Legion, their logo has featured on the sleeve of all 10 of the ‘Poppy Shirt’ designs, the first design also featured the special logo the charity had designed for their 90th anniversary.

The reaction to the production of this first shirt was more than we could have ever anticipated.  This led to the expectation of a new design annually and we found inspiration and stories to tell each year through the artwork of the shirts.  Working with the superb creative team at Samurai Sportswear and the development of digital design we have been able to create some beautiful tributes.

2011 – Lone Soldier

2012 – Night Sky

2013 – Letters Home

2014 – Evermore

2015 – Tower Poppies

2016 – Somme 100

2017 – Flanders Fields

2018 – Tommy Soldier

2019 – Falling Poppies – Remastered

The Army Rugby Union online shop has a limited amount of this final design in the Poppy Shirt series for sale, 100 Men’s shirts and 30’s Ladies shirts.  Order now to avoid disappointment and own your own part of the final chapter of this project.

Thank you for all your support with this journey over the past 10 years we could not have achieved what we have without you ♥