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.
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