The idea was put forward by PC Mark Fairclough and ACC Paul Fullwood, both of whom served with HM forces before joining the force. PC Fairclough said: I was pleased to receive such tremendous support for this idea to remember our fallen service personnel and show our respects for the ultimate sacrifice they made. I did not want to force this idea on anyone, but received positive feedback from every officer that I have spoken to about making this idea a reality. The poppy will feature on the vehicles to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the end of the first world war on 11 November, 1918. ACC Fullwood said: I am proud to support the centennial Remembrance Day with this gesture. 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.