Norfolk forces launch poppy appeal

This year's Royal British Legion poppy appeal has been launched in Norfolk. With solemn faces which reflected the occasion, Norfolk cadets helped to launch the appeal by presenting the first poppies to dignitaries at the Territorial Army headquarters, in Aylsham Road, Norwich.

This year's Royal British Legion poppy appeal has been launched in Norfolk.

With solemn faces which reflected the occasion, Norfolk cadets helped to launch the appeal by presenting the first poppies to dignitaries at the Territorial Army headquarters, in Aylsham Road, Norwich.

Members of the Light Dragoons and the Combined Ex-serviceman's Association were invited to the event along with the cadets - representing past, present and possibly future service men and women.

Former army chief Sir Richard Dannatt, who also became patron of the Norfolk branch at the event, was one of those to receive a poppy.

Kate Williams, county manager of the Royal British Legion Norfolk, said: 'The focus this year is on our current serving troops in Afghanistan and urges support for them and their families.'

For the first time the poster campaign features the image of a coffin being repatriated from Afghanistan.

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