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Royal British Legion launches annual poppy appeal

The Royal British Legion launches its annual Poppy Appeal today, more than a century on from when it was first set up.

In 2012, Stewart (right) was diagnosed with a mental illness after serving in Afghanistan. Credit: Royal British Legion

For the Poppy Appeal 2016 The Royal British Legion is calling on the nation to 'Rethink Remembrance.'

The charity says people most commonly associate remembrance, the poppy and the Legion's work with elderly veterans.

This year it is therefore urging people to also remember the service and sacrifice of all generations, as well as those currently serving.

Former private guardsman Stewart Harris from Rhyl is part of the campaign.

In 2012, Stewart was diagnosed with a mental illness after serving in Afghanistan.

With help from The Legion, he’s now taking on challenges like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Watch his story below.