Commemorative oak poppy presented to Catterick cadets

An oak poppy – hand carved by master craftsman, Terry Harrington – has been presented to Catterick cadets to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

The poppy was made at a masterclass with help of over 65s veterans who attend the free weekly Pop-Up Shed sessions in Richmond.

It was presented to Catterick Det. Yorks (new) ADF and will be used each year in their parade day to honour the fallen – held at Colsterdale near Masham, where the Leeds Pals battalion were based.

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Pop-up Shed leader Dave Parry said: “When we were approached to make something of significance to help the young Cadets commemorate the end of WW1 we were honoured and especially happy when Mouseman trained master craftsman Terry Harrington agreed to help with the task.

“The poppy is hand carved from a piece of oak and will hopefully remain part of ACF’s events for years to come.”

For more information on taking part in the activities at the Pop up Shed which is part of the Ex-Forces North Yorkshire project, contact 01748 829100 or email: