On Friday 25 October, the RNSM hosted the Hampshire launch of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2019. The highlight of the launch was meeting 97-year-old Polish Veteran, Colonel Otton Hulacki. Colonel Hulacki and Commodore Bailey, Portsmouth Naval Base Commander, exchanged poppies in the Garden of Remembrance under the 120-year-old olive trees funded by the Friends of the Royal Navy Submarine Museum. Attendees at the event included local school children and representatives from the Friends and The Gosport Branch of the Submariners Association. The Commodore is pictured with a small number of veteran submariner bikers who were also present. The event even made it into the Portsmouth News!