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Poppy appeal launched in Devon

This year's appeal is being launched in Chivenor Credit: ITV News West Country

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.

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Remembrance Sunday in Plymouth

Crowds on Plymouth Hoe for Remembrance Day Credit: ITV West Country

Thousands of people turned out on Plymouth Hoe this morning for the annual remembrance service. At 11am veterans, cadets and servicemen and women stood side by side as they paused to remember those killed in action.

Plymouth's war memorial become focal point of remembrance service Credit: ITV West Country

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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.