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People power sees poppy crowd set new flower record

Thousands of pupils and military personnel have set a Guinness World Record for the largest human flower by creating a giant poppy to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.

A total of 2,250 people formed the poppy at Farnborough Sixth Form College to surpass the previous record by 60 people. Credit: Lesley Everett
Pupils and staff at the college were joined by children from other schools and locals, including Gurkhas and military police officers. Credit: Lesley Everett