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Answers to Quiz #450 - October 12, 2014
1. Where was this picture taken? On what occasion?
2. What is the man holding? How many of them are there?
3. What do they stand for?
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You can find this photo on,
but the quiz will be a lot more fun if you solve the puzzle on your own.
1.  The Tower of London.  The planting of the first poppy.
2. A ceramic poppy.  There will be 888,246 by 11 November 2014.
3. Each stands for a Commonwealth military fatality in WWI.
Clues in the Picture
Comments from Our Readers
Seeing photos of the queen walk through the poppies was quite moving.
Rebecca Bare
All that I could think of when I typed the word "poppies' was what a difference one
letter could make; change the "o" to a "u" and you have an entirely different word
and meaning.  Rule Britannia!  Thanks again for lots of brain-stretching fun!
Grace Hertz and Mary Fletcher
Those Fabulous Fletchers!
Luckily I had an immediate thought that this uniform was either that of a Beefeater
or that of the Swiss Vatican Guard. I happened to start searching out the Yeoman
of the Guard first, which made things fairly simple from there. Having gone back to
check out the Swiss Guard uniform I found it to be very jester-like.

It is really something to behold, I am in awe! Can't even imagine how profound this
must be to see up close and personal. I think to actually be there amongst all those
poppies would absolutely move me to tears, even sobs.
Cynthia Costigan
I last toured the Tower in May 2005.  Our Yeoman Warder tour guide was
excellent.  His story was very moving on the beheading of Lady Jane Grey.  The
next day we saw the painting of the scene at the National Portrait Gallery.  She was
only 17 years old.  It still makes me sick to think about it.
Judy Pfaff

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Daniel Jolley                Marcelle Comeau
Rebecca Bare                Tynan Peterson
Brett Robinson                Cymthis Costigan
Judy Pfaff                Margaret Paxton
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Collier Smith                Winnifred Evans
Gar Watson                Tish Olshefski
Dianne Abbott                Catherine Bence
Arthur Hartwell                John Thatcher

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This Quiz is Dedicated to the Memory of
Alfred Edward Naunton
My Grandfather L/Cpl  Alfred Edward
Naunton was declared Missing in
Action on January 11, 1917.

He was fighting the Germans in France
when he disappeared and his body was
never recovered.

Oh how I wish I could be there and
have my Grandfather's name called out.

Winnifred Evans

How Arthur Solved the Puzzle
I saw a video about the Tower of London so recognized the uniform.
"Tower of London guards" showed an image of one in the poppy
field, telling me what to look for. "Guard holding poppy" did nothing.
"Tower of London guard holding poppy" gave the quiz image.
Googling "Tower of London poppies" gave the explanation.

Arthur Hartwell
E II R is the insignia of
Queen Elizabeth II

The man in the photo must be wearing a
uniform related to the English
Yeomen of the Queen's
Body Guard Ceremonial
Dress with Shoulder Belt
Tower Warder Blue
Undress (Day
Tower Warders
Ceremonial Dress
less Shoulder Belt
A common misconception is that the Yeoman Warders or Yeomen of the Guard (In
Extraordinary) and The Yeomen of the Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the
Guard are one and the same....they are not.  Although both Corps are made up of
former British servicemen that that have served at least 22 years in the Army, Marines,
Royal Air Force and since 2011 the Royal Navy.  There are several differences in the
duties and uniform of these Corps (see images below).

The Yeomen of the Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard (The Body
Guard) are summoned for duty only on Ceremonial Occasions and live across the
whole of the British Isles.  Our Headquarters is at St James's Palace and although
honorary members of the Yeoman Warder's Bar we have no duties at The Tower of
London.  Most of our Yeomen have a full time second career outside of The Body
Guard and all look forward to the summons to duty.  Our uniform is in the Tudor style
and a scarlet red.  The distinct difference in the ceremonial uniform worn by either
Corps is the shoulder belt or crossbelt.  The shoulder belt had a practical function when
our armoury included the heavy harquabus and the belt supported the weight of this
cumbersome weapon.

The Tower Warders are salaried, must live within the bounds of the perimeter walls of
The Tower of London and it's their full-time second career. On Ceremonial occasion
they wear exactly the same uniform as the Yeomen of the Queen's Body Guard, less the
shoulder belt (photo on right, above).
WWI Commemoration
Hundreds of thousands of ceramic
poppies are pouring out of the Tower of
London and flowing around its walls like
a waterfall of crimson blood. This
dramatic picture is part of an ongoing
installation called “Blood Swept Lands
and Seas of Red,” created by ceramic
artist Paul Cummins and stage designer
Tom Piper to commemorate Britain’s
involvement in the First World War one
hundred years ago.

Mr Cummins said he was inspired by a
line from the will of a Derbyshire
serviceman who died in Flanders. In the
will the soldier describes "the blood
swept lands and seas of red, where
angels fear to tread".

Britain declared war on Germany at 23:00
on 4 August 1914, with thousands of
soldiers engaged in the bloodiest conflict
the world had known until the armistice
was signed on 11 November 1918.

The ceramic poppies are still being placed
by volunteers, with the 888,246th
scheduled to be planted on 11th
November, 2014. The evolving
installation will be unveiled on 5th
August, 2014 – one hundred years since
the first full day of Britain’s involvement
in the First World War.

The Tower of London was where more
than 1,600 men swore an oath to the
crown after enlisting for war.

It was also used as a military depot,
ceremonial setting-off point for regiments
who had been stationed there and the
execution location for 11 German spies.

The poppies are currently being sold for
£25 each, which it is hoped will raise an
estimated £15m for six armed forces

General Lord Dannatt, former head of the
Armed Forces and Constable of the
Tower of London, said: "This is
incredible and it's really moving.

"This installation, when it's complete...
brings it home individually. It was a life
lost, a family ruined, a community
shattered. And I think it's absolutely right
that in the mass, you pick out the
The first flower was
"planted" on 17 June by
Crawford Butler – the
tower's longest serving
Yeoman Warder, or
Beefeater – and over 8,000
volunteers will help to
complete the field.
Piper estimated that around 110,000
poppies are currently in place within his
installations and the field around the
west side of the building.

"It's like a giant Pointillist sculpture, in
which every poppy is a dot," Piper said.
"Like with Pointillism it takes a long time
to fill in the gaps."