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Boris Johnson prepares to take on troops in tug of war

Boris Johnson is to launch London's Poppy Day by taking part in a tug of war against members of the armed forces.

Now in its 10th year the Poppy Day has raised over £3.8 million for the Royal British Legion and other service charities.

The Mayor's tug of war gets underway at 9 o'clock this morning near City Hall.

He'll hope not to repeat his most recent sporting appearance, where he rugby tackled a child during a visit to Japan.

Boris Johnson rugby tackles a child Credit: PA
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