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...
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