Boy band, Union J, has launched ‘Poppy Picnics’, The Royal British Legion’s newest summer fundraising initiative by appearing in a spoof video alongside Royal Marines and Royal Navy Commandos.
The “Carry you” singers - who include Jamie Paul from Newmarket and Jaymi Hensley from Luton - appear in full-kit fast-roping from a military helicopter before hitting the ground and rushing into action.
But having descended from the chopper, the Union J boys then race to their ‘target’... as they join a party of unsuspecting Poppy picnickers...
X-factor finalists Union J are fronting a new summer fund-raising campaign for the Royal British Legion.
Jamie Paul from Newmarket and Jaymi Hensley from Luton along with Josh Cuthbert and George Shelley are appearing in a spoof video alongside Royal Navy Commandos and Royal Marines, called Poppy Picnics.
The band have also announced they will be performing a special concert for troops later in the year.
X Factor semi-finalists Union J have been confirmed as additional main stage guest performers at this year’s Sundown Festival in Norfolk.
The band, comprising Newmarket's Jamie ‘JJ’ Hamblett and Luton's James ‘Jaymi’ Hensley, signed a record deal with Sony Music, with an anticipated debut single due out in June of this year.
Set to perform on the Sunday of Sundown, Union J join the likes Jessie J and Example and JLS.
The Festival takes place at the Norfolk Showground on Saturday 31 August & Sunday 1 September. More details on the festival website.
And boyband Union J - whose Jaymi Hensley comes from Luton - are proving so popular they were forced to cancel an appearance this week.
So many fans turned up at the Brent Cross Shopping centre in London it was deemed too dangerous to go ahead.