A soldier who lost both his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan has become the face of The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Sapper Clive Smith, who is from Cannock in Staffordshire, was serving with the 33 Engineer regiment when he was injured in an improvised explosive device incident in 2010. He was part of a team searching for improvised explosive devices when the blast happened, he spent five days in critical care before he was transferred to Headley Court.
Determined to overcome his injuries in April Clive Smith spent a week at the Battle Back Centre in Lilleshall, Staffordshire. The centre, which is funded by The Royal British legion, helps the wounded, injured and sick service personnel recover.
During his time there, he took part in activities such as wheelchair basketball, rock climbing and bowling.
Sapper Smith is in London and is oined by celebrities including Alesha Dixon and Pixie Lott to launch this year's national Poppy Appeal.