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Royal British Legion create its own Flanders Field

They're the flowers that are a poignant reminder about the bloodiest battles of the First World War.

Every year thousands of us wear poppies to remember those who gave their lves in conflicts past and present

Today, the flowers sprung up at Media City as the Royal British Legion created its own Flanders Field.

Ralph Blunsom reports.


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 Royal Marine helps launch poppy appeal

A former Royal Marine from Wallasey, severely wounded in Afghanistan, has been taking part in a special vigil to start this year's poppy appeal. Pete Dunning was chosen to stand guard at the Cenotaph, as an act of remembrance and a celebration of Britain's armed forces as Adam McClean reports

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