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Posted on Friday 28th October

The Royal British Legion have launched the 2011 Poppy Appeal with a special performance from The Soldiers of the official Appeal single 'I've Got To Get a Message to You', which they recorded with pop legend Robin Gibb. Gethin Jones presented the launch on yesterday evening.

2011 marks the RBL's 90th year, as reported in issue 1 of Warfare magazine. The 2010 raised a record breaking total of £36 million and it is hoped that this year will break that record yet again by raising a target of £40 million.

The Poppy Appeal raises funds needed to support those currently serving in Afghanistan, veterans of past conflict and their families.

The Legion have unveiled a major social media campaign Shoulder to Shoulder to capture public support and encouragement for British Armed Forces. Members of the public are encouraged to pin a poppy to an online photograph, add a message of support, and place it alongside thousands of others on an interactive wall.

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