Remembrance Day 2012

The latest on events and services marking this year's Remembrance Day.

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  1. Andy Bevan

Charity making a difference to families of lost servicemen, full report

There are many wonderful charities which help injured** **servicemen and their families cope with their life-changing circumstances but there are surprisingly few that look after the relatives of soldiers killed in action.

As Remembrance Sunday approaches, Andy Bevan has been looking at the work of one Midlands-based group, which has only been around for a year or so but is already making a huge difference to those left behind.


Special poppy shirts for West Brom players in tonight's game against Southampton

West Brom players will wear the specially designed shirts tonight Credit: ITV Central

West Bromwich Albion players will wear specially designed shirts featuring a poppy for their game against Southampton tonight (5 November).

The shirts will be auctioned after the clash, with money raised going to the Royal British Legion. There will also be a minute's silence before the game.

The poppy-themed shirts will be auctioned to raise money for the Royal British Legion Credit: ITV Central

Free train travel for the Armed Forces

Today and tomorrow East Midlands Trains are providing uniformed personnel with free travel Credit: PA

Members of the armed forces can travel for free on East Midlands trains today and tomorrow.

Derby-based East Midlands Trains is supporting the Royal British Legion's 2012 Poppy Appeal by allowing uniformed Armed Forces personnel of past and present to travel free of charge to London's Poppy day tomorrow.

Poppy appeal launched in Derby

Derby actor Jack O'Connell has launched the British Legion's Poppy Appeal in his home city Credit: ITV Central

Derby actor Jack O'Connell has launched the British Legion's Poppy Appeal in his home city.

O'Connell stars as Private Charlie Peaceful in the newly released film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's book, which is based on the First World War.


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