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The poppy appeal for 2013 has been launched in the south west today. This time the venue was RMB Chivenor in North Devon.
Local children took part in the event, including the sons and daughters of service men and women currently serving in Afghanistan.
Seth Conway reports.
This year's poppy appeal is being launched in Devon this morning at the Royal Marines Base in Chivenor.
The theme for the 2013 appeal is 'family'. Local school children from the area have been invited to take part in a service to remember servicemen and women who've lost their lives.