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Posted on Thursday 7th November

Thursday, 7 November is London Poppy Day, where some of London's famous faces including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be supporting The Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal in a bid to raise over £1 million in one day - the largest street collection of its kind.

The day's activities began this morning in Covent Garden piazza with the arrival of the designated Routemaster Poppy Day bus which will tour London making special stops along the way.

Over 2,000 volunteers representing the Armed Forces and their supporters and a host of companies, collecting at 80 Tube and rail stations around the city. The fundraising efforts will be supported by performances from military bands and a full musical programme in Covent Garden (as well as a Spitfire and simulator) and a spectacular abseil by a team of Royal Marines.

For more information about London Poppy Day 2013, visit the Royal British Legion website for a full programme of the day's events. Follow @PoppyLegion on Twitter for photos and updates throughout the day.

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Keeping Faith

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Keeping Faith

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For the millions who had fought in the Great War, and for their families, the 'land fit for heroes' turned out to be an illusion; instead there was suffering and deprivation. Out of this, on 1 July 1921 was born the British Legion. In the years that followed the Legion fought for justice for the ex-service community, meanwhile seeking to protect them. It introduced the Poppy Appeal and insisted on an annual act of national… Read more...


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