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Union J 'go Commando' to support Poppy Picnics

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...

Union J back Royal British Legion

Union J are backing the British Legion. Credit: Union J

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 band to star at pop festival

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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.