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Touching video of former RAF member paying tribute to comrades

A touching video of the moment a former serviceman paying his respects on Armistice Day has had close to 2 million hits.

It was posted by neighbour Katrina Day who posted the video on Facebook.

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Our lovely neighbour bill, 11.11.11 always remembered, eternally grateful and proud of our servicemen and women

– Katrina Day

The footage, shows a man who was named only as Bill playing The Last Post on a bugle to mark the beginning of the two minutes silence out side of his Ellesmere port home.

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Sketches a "morale boost" for Prisoners of War

One soldier being remembered today was Gunner Basil Akhurst, from Lancashire, who was taken prisoner during the Second World War. He was an artist and somehow managed to carry on with his skectches even in captivity, work he shared with his comrades. Basil died in 1989. But it was only after his death that his family discovered many of the pictures he'd drawn while serving his country



Injured soldier from Merseyside leads annual Poppy Appeal vigil

Pete Dunning from Wallasey lost both his legs when he was struck by a bomb in Afghanistan Credit: PA

A former Royal Marine Commando from Merseyside was among the first to take part in a vigil marking the start of the Royal British Legion's annual fundraising campaign.

Pete Dunning from Wallasey, who lost both his legs when he was struck by a bomb in Afghanistan, was joined in his vigil, at the Cenotaph in central London, by pop star Joss Stone.

The watch was inspired by images of the repatriation of the Unknown Soldier in 1920, when guards kept a vigil at the coffin as a mark of respect.

I'm honoured to be a part of this historic event. The RBL is the nation's custodian of remembrance and this is a great way for anyone, whether they have served or not, to remember a loved one and celebrate our armed forces.

The support that the Legion has offered me since my accident has been great. They are helping me to live my life as best I can by making my day-to-day living easier.

– Pete Dunning, former Royal Marine Commando.
Joss Stone and Jeff Beck have recorded the official poppy appeal single for this year. Credit: Royal British Legion
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