Poppy Appeal Launch In Devon

The Military Wives' Choir will help launch this year's Poppy Appeal in Devon this morning.

Military Wives and War Horse help launch Poppy Appeal

The Poppy Appeal was launched at various ceremonies around the region today. The Royal British Legion is hoping to top last year's record breaking total of £40 million.

Our Defence correspondent John Andrews went to Dartington where the Military Wives Choir and Stephen Spielberg's film of War Horse have helped focus attention on Devon servicemen, past and present.

Poppy records official appeal song

The 2012 Poppy Appeal has been launched in Devon with some singing help.

The Military Wives Choir performed, as did Poppy Mills, 15, from Plymouth, who has recorded the Appeal's official song.

Poppy says the appeal has great significance for people today.

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Military Wives launch Devon's Poppy Appeal

The choir performed at the launch of the national Poppy Appeal in Trafalgar Square on Wednesday Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Military Wives' Choir will help launch this year's Poppy Appeal in Devon this morning. School children and members of the Royal British Legion will be attending the ceremony at Dartington Hall near Totnes. The Choir will perform their number one hit "Wherever you are".