The Royal British Legion's annual search for volunteers to work the Poppy Appeal is launching in spectacular fashion in Devon and Cornwall today.
A train named in remembrance of war hero Harry Patch, the last survivor of the First World War trenches, is making its way from London to Penzance.
The train is being largely manned by staff at Great Western Rail who are also armed forces veterans.
Harry Patch, the last survivor of the First World War trenches, is to have a train named after him.
The Class 43 locomotive will be unveiled at Bristol Temple Meads station this morning by his grandson, Roger Patch.
Harry, who was born in Combe Down near Bath, died in 2009 at the age of 111.
A digital portrait of the First World War veteran Harry Patch has been created. Mr Patch lived in Wells and was the last surviving soldier from the First World War. He died in 2009 aged 111.
A white poppy wreath has been laid outside the Mendip Museum in Wells this morning in memory of Harry Patch. Mr Patch was the last British soldier from World War One, who died in 2009. Tessa Munt, MP and Michael Eavis were both at the service to mark the international Peace Day.
People have been gathering on the Cathedral Green in Wells before a service in remembrance of Harry Patch. Among them is Robert Martyr, who has an elaborate tribute to Mr Patch tattooed on his leg.
The RNLI are attending this afternoon's unveiling of a memorial to Harry Patch. They've brought the lifeboat 'Doris and Harry'. It was paid for with profits from Mr Patch's book, 'The Last Fighting Tommy'. Doris Whittaker was Mr Patch's close companion in his latter years.
Alan and Margaret Williams spent 18 months drumming up support for the monument to Harry Patch which is being unveiled shortly in Wells. Mr Patch was the last surviving veteran of World War One when he died aged 111 in 2009.
This is the memorial to Harry Patch, remembered as the last surviving veteran of the First World War. It's due to be officially unveiled later this afternoon in his home city of Wells in Somerset. Mr Patch died aged 111 in 2009.