Royal British Legion Scraps Support For Steam Locomotive

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PLANS FOR a new steam locomotive named The Unknown Warrior, have been hit with a decision by the Royal British Legion to withdraw its support.

Construction of a replica of the London Midland and Scottish Railway Patriot class, introduced in 1930, is well underway and with completion due by the centenary of the Armistice in 2018.

A statement from The LMS-Patriot Project claims that support pledged by the Legion in 2009 has been withdrawn because the manager who gave assurances then was not authorised to do so, and: “…that there was no possibility of our being permitted to use (an) endorsement and crest, because doing so would… imply that we had received financial support from the Legion.”

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